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GAO: Transportation Security Administration: Oversight of Explosive Detection Systems

July 2006


This report from the GAO examines the systems used by the Transportation Security Administration to screen all checked baggage for explosive devices or traces. The report finds that the TSA did not follow sound contracting practices in administering contracts for explosive screening. As a result, the TSA does not have reasonable assurance that contractors are performing as required and that full payment is justified based on meeting mean downtime requirements.

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