GAO questions data on passenger-sniffing dogs

02/5/2013 | Homeland Security Today

It's not clear yet if bomb-sniffing dogs can be used effectively to help screen airline passengers, a new report from the Government Accountability Office says. The Transportation Security Administration has experimented with using the dogs to sniff passengers but hasn't looked at enough data to know if the results are worth the money, the GAO report says, adding that if it proves the dogs are effective, TSA needs to deploy them at high-risk airports.

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