USA: Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on passenger screening

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"Since the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented its expedited screening program¡Xknown as TSA Pre„TM To assess whether a passenger is eligible for expedited screening, TSA considers (1) inclusion on an approved TSA Pre„Ï¡Xin 2011, the number of passengers receiving expedited screening grew slowly, and then increased about 300 percent in October 2013 when TSA expanded its use of methods to increase passenger participation, such as conducting automated risk assessments of all passengers.

In conducting these assessments, TSA assigns passenger scores based upon information available to TSA to identify low risk passengers eligible for expedited screening for a specific flight prior to the passengers' arrival at the airport."
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See the full report: AVIATION SECURITY: Rapid Growth in Expedited Passenger Screening Highlights Need to Plan Effective Security Assessments (pdf)

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