Government Report Finds TSA Behavior Profiling “No Better Than Chance”

The Liberty Beat

By: Derrick Broze

The Government Accountability Office released a report Wednesday detailing the massive financial failures of the Transportation Security Administration’s behavior screening program. According to the report, the program, known as Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques, works “no better than chance” and has not proven effective even at a cost of more than $1 billion since 2007. Under the program the TSA identifies suspicious passengers, looks at them and talks to them to determine threat potential. Steve Lord, director of the investigation for the GAO, stated that the “”TSA has yet to empirically demonstrate the effectiveness of the program.”

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