TSA Screening Policies Work Little Better than Chance

A new study conducted by the Government Accountability Office confirms what the vast majority of Americans could have told you without thinking: the TSA’s behavioral screening program, SPOT, is not effective in singling out real threats to airline safety. The report cites both recent and decades-old research that “found that the human ability to accurately identify deceptive behavior based on behavioral indicators is the same as or slightly better than chance.” In other words, the TSA’s Read more […]