According to a media report, a recent government investigation reveals major deficiencies in the ability of airport security systems to detect explosive materials and other threat items in passenger baggage.
NBC News reported that federal investigators recently were able to carry bomb-making materials through carry-on security screening at twenty-one airports across the United States. The Transportation Safety Administration told NBC that “detecting explosive materials and IEDs (improvised explosive devices) at the checkpoint is TSA’s top priority.”
“While we cannot comment directly on the classified study cited by NBC, this is another serious reminder that there is still urgent work to be done to improve aviation security,” said Michael Trudnak, chief executive officer of Guardian Technologies International, Inc. (OTCBB:GDTI). “In the post-9/11 world, travelers want to know that something is being done.”
Guardian Technologies is working with the manufacturers of screening systems to apply advanced image informatics technologies to provide a much greater level of safety by ensuring that threat items are automatically detected and highlighted to TSA screening personnel.