Airport Security: Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Report

A new government report says dogs can't really detect bombs.
3:00 | 02/01/13

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an airport security 'lettalert. A new report that says taxpayer money is being wasted on bomb-sniffing dogs that can't find bombs. Reporter: We have all seen bomb-sniffing dogs. A new gao report slams the government for spending $10 milli0 million on a new program before knowing how it would work. This is the way it's supposed to work. A bomb-sniffing dog locks in on a device on this man posing as passenger in a covert government test. Good dog. At tirnlgs dogs fail. Another tsa video. The woman on the left in pink has an explosive training device in her back pac. The dog walks right past her to pursue a passenger who has nothing dangerous. Rewind the tape. Let's look again. Right there, the goidog goes right past the woman and tracks the innocent passenger. You're using the dogs in ways that they've not previously been used. Reporter: The report finds that tsa doesn't know how good the dogs are at tracking explosives in a dynamic environment with people moving in all directions. The report finds that more than 700 canine yunts have been deployed without their effectiveness. In addition, some dogs are not getting the required monthly training. They want to do the right thing. The homework hasn't been done. A lot of money gets spent before they know if it works. Reporter: They're looking for ways to improve the assessments of how well the dogs are performing. Now to the latest twist in the manti te'o story and the

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