Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano isn’t giving any ground when it comes to the use of full-body scanners and invasive pat-downs at airports around the country.

While some travelers do not like them, Napolitano in an interview broadcast Sunday insisted the practices will not change for the “foreseeable future.”

The new technology and the pat-downs are “objectively safer for our traveling public,” said Napolitano, adding she’s always looking to improve the security systems in place.

Napolitano also dismissed a recent news report about major airports failing secrets tests designed to get contraband such as guns and knives past security screeners. The report said some airports had a 70 percent failure rate.

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