Risk-based security approach on TSA’s horizon – Homeland Security Newswire

Proposals to overhaul security checkpoints at airports to take into account the risk profile of each traveler is being promoted by several industry organizations to allay the frustrations of travelers.

A concept that has the support of TSA Chief John S. Pistole divides travelers into three groups: trusted, regular, or risky. The proposals will allow TSA agents to apply different screening techniques based on what is known about the passengers.