Human error But it cannot be seen as the panacea to the threats we face today. Secure Flight Secure Flight is a risk-based passenger prescreening program that enhances security by identifying low and high-risk passengers before they arrive at the airport by matching their names against trusted traveler lists and watchlists.
Of course, it could be pointed out that for all the money and time spent on elaborate scanning equipment, as far as I know, they have yet to be instrumental in foiling a terrorist plot.
Generally, before privatizing federal employee work, agencies are required to demonstrate that a contractor is more efficient.
See the responses to frequently asked questions. TSA must be reformed to help it refocus on identifying and evaluating risks, instituting regulations, and auditing and adjusting performance.
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That work force already is in place; they just need the tools to succeed. The vast majority of passengers will not be affected.
There is though no reason why greater profiling cannot be conducted without recourse to contentious issues such as race and religion.