There is still a lot of room for improvement within the Transportation Security Administration. More efficient budgeting and better machinery can be implemented to make airport security more productive. The TSA has a problem with unnecessary spending. In Tessa Berenson's article, “The Price of Security” she writes, “the SPOT program aimed to catch terrorists via behavioral clues cost over 1 billion dollars. By 2010, the program had missed known terrorists 23 times.” Putting a large amount of money into a program with poor results is not very smart. Defunding this program would be more wise, so more money can be focused where it is needed more. Massimo Calabresi, a writer for TIME, states “since 2008, TSA has spent more than $2 billion to improve the screening of checked baggage.” Investing more money into screening will create a safer environment in airports. So far, few advances have been made, but as time progresses machinery and wiser spending will only get better.
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