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To EconoMeter panel: Privatize Airport Screening?


Friday, May 27, 2016

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Kelly Cunningham, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY SYSTEM Answer: YES Various House committees find TSA operations "costly, counterintuitive, and poorly executed," and the agency "hopelessly bureaucratic…with toxic culture and terrible morale." TSA security performance is no better, and probably worse, than private-sector screening allowed at some U.S. airports. Moving responsibility to private screening, the government can continue to oversee aviation safety, while airports contract out to expert aviation security firms. Such reform ends TSA's conflict of interest in both operating airport screening and overseeing it.