14-Feb-2011 11:19 AM

TSA plans move to risk-based security screening

US TSA head John Pistole announced plans to implement a new risk-based screening method in 2011 that will tailor-fit airport security procedures to individuals based on intelligence gathered and suspicious behaviour (thehill.com, 10-Feb-2011).

TSA: “We do use a one-size-fits-all approach, which I don’t think is either efficient or beneficial for the traveling public or for security. So what I’d like to do is spend more time with those that we assess, based on all of the information available to us either from intelligence or information that’s been volunteered to us by the passenger, or that we glean perhaps from a behaviour detection officer noticing something suspicious about the person.” John Pistole, Administrator. Source: Press Statement, 10-Feb-2011.