Friday, May 27, 2011

There will always be a security gap

This opinion piece notes that it is "easy" to avoid scanners, and that therefore this is an ineffective policy. He suggests that the TSA should stop doing things half-way.

It is the nature of bureaucracy - particularly 60,000-strong government agencies - to do a mediocre job of everything, full of holes. It is in the best interest of the people working for the agency.

As an aside - it may be easy for some people to avoid scanners, but some people are being targeted (more on this in a future post). Nonetheless, I don't want to risk it; the cost is too great since you can't rely on being able to back-out of the deal without threats of fines and imprisonment.