Federal officials said the public should remain confident in the airport screening processes, despite a Government Accountability Office report that revealed agents smuggled bomb parts through airport security. TSA Administrator Kip Hawley dismissed the notion that the components could be transformed into an explosive device in aircraft lavatories. "It's like bringing watch parts through [a checkpoint] and then saying, 'I'm going to assemble the watch during the flight,' Hawley said. "It's not trivial to assemble these devices so they'll work."

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