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TODAY   |  November 14, 2013

Study: TSA’s screening program is flawed

The Transportation Security Administration’s $1 billion behavioral screening program, intended to identify in advance travelers who might be security risks, works only slightly better than blind chance, according to a government study.

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>> a question, is an expensive tsa program designed to keep us safe at the airport essentially useless? that sobering conclusion is coming from the government, itself, the spot program is supposed to flag suspicious behavior among travelers. it costs about $1 billion to operate.

>> the government accountability office wants part of that funding cut. it says the program produces results that are the same as or slightly better than chance the tsa is calling it a key part where they look at travelers to see newest they are doing anything suspicious, behavior analysts.