The CT scanners have the potential to replace the older x-ray scanner currently employed by the TSA. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Tom Pallini)

What Does the U.S. Government Stand to Gain By Privatizing Airport Security?

Last week, it became public that the Transportation Security Administration, also known as the TSA, considered privatizing its operations at 150 airports across the U.S, roughly 35 percent of 440 airports served by the TSA. The airports that were targeted are regional airports that are only served by aircraft with fewer than 60 seats, affecting around 10,000 passengers each day. The news stems from a study that was performed to show how much money the U.S. government could potentially save…