TSA fires their head of security, is this progress?
The long delays at TSA checkpoints are getting noticed. The TSA just fired their head of security, it’s not clear yet if the new guy will do a better job. What is clear is that the system is broken and replacing the guy in charge, while a good first step, is not nearly enough. The current system is an inefficient joke. Yes we need good security, but the current system is not the way to do it. Some folks say we need to profile people, I don’t know if that’s the answer either. It’s time to rethink the whole process and get rid of the stupid things like shoe and belt removal, enforce a universal 22 x 14 x 9 carry-on rule, and introduce better technology to scan people and luggage faster. It’s also time to take a hard look at who TSA is hiring and make them hire better smarter people who can make the system work. And yes, this means firing those TSA agents who are causing more problems than they solve.