Aviation Security: TSA Updated Screener Training to Address Risks, but Should Enhance Processes to Monitor Compliance, Report to Congressional Committees [open pdf - 1MB]
From the GAO (Government Accountability Office) Highlights: "TSA is responsible for screening millions of airline passengers and their baggage each day at the nation's commercial airports for items that could threaten aircraft and passengers. In carrying out its mission, TSA requires its screener workforce to complete various trainings on screening procedures and technologies. TSA updated its security screening procedures and technologies in recent years to address risks identified through covert tests in 2015 and reports of emerging threats. The TSA Modernization Act of 2018 included a provision for GAO to examine the effectiveness of TSA's updated screener training. This report addresses: (1) changes TSA made to screener training since 2015; (2) how TSA updates and evaluates screener training; and (3) how TSA ensures screener compliance with training requirements."
Government Accountability Office: http://www.gao.gov/