The US Transport Security Administration (TSA) is planning to use electronic randomizing systems to select passengers for airport security lines randomly.
The agency issued a Request for Information (RFI) from vendors for these randomizing systems in late June. The RFI says that the systems will be installed at major US airports “to route passengers randomly to different checkpoint lines.”
The possible future use of randomizers is in accordance with TSA’s policy of deploying “random and unpredictable security measures,” according to a report in USA Today.
The use of randomizing systems will address concerns about passenger profiling and make sure that potential terrorists cannot plan in advance for a specific explosive detection device or screening procedure.