Transcript for TSA Director Removed After News of Airport Security Lapses
Now to the fallout from that alarming report about security at U.S. Airports, revealing how easy it can be to get weapons on a plane. First reported here on "Good morning America." The acting head of 2 tsa was forced out overnight. Big changes to screenings have been ordered. ABC's David Kerley is at Reagan national with the latest. Reporter: Good morning, robin. The shuffle of management was quick after ABC news learned that testers were able to smuggle prohibitive items through security on 67 of 70 attempts. The catalyst for the dramatic shakeup came right here at security check points. Tsa screeners missed 95% of the dummy bombs and weapons which they tried to smuggle through the system. The man who runs homeland security, so diss pleased after the classified report, he's demoting the head of the security agency. The acting director moved out, replaced by his deputy mark Hatfield and that's not all the homeland secretary has ordered immediate action. More ran Dan testing of security check points and more equipment checks of the scanners and machines they use to make sure they're calibrated. The man who ran the tsa until earlier this year was surprised. It's disconcerting when we're trained to identify those type of prohibitive items and it doesn't work. Reporter: Now these management changes are temporary, because president Obama has approved and nominated a nominee to take over tsa, he's a coast guard admiral. He's still not has been confirmed by the senate. David, thanks very much. Now to that severe weather slamming the east, as storms
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