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I’d think the main question is not so much whether the TSA chief personally finds alternatives to its government/union workers to be advantageous, but whether passengers and airport managers do.

But on Friday, the TSA denied an application by Springfield-Branson Airport in Missouri to privatize its checkpoint workforce, and in a statement, Pistole indicated other applications likewise will be denied.

“I examined the contractor screening program and decided not to expand the program beyond the current 16 airports as I do not see any clear or substantial advantage to do so at this time,” Pistole said.

CNN article:  TSA shuts door on private airport screening program