A Department of Homeland Security official on Wednesday dodged lawmaker's questions about an e-mail that might have alerted airport security officers to covert tests aimed at checking their effectiveness…. The e-mail, dated April 28, 2006, was sent from TSA headquarters to about 650 federal employees at U.S. airports. It said undercover testers 'have a stack of fake ID's, they try to penetrate security, place IED's on an aircraft and test gate staff.' …TSA head Edmund 'Kip' Hawley said the e-mail was recalled almost immediately. He dodged lawmakers' questions as to whether it was proof that security is compromised at the nation's airports. (USA Today, Thursday)
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