Improving the efficiency of airport security screening checkpoints

The right data analysis can improve the efficiency of airport screening and shorten wait time for passengers. Read more in the May issue of ISE.

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ISE magazine: 'How to fly through airport security lines'

Before the pandemic, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration screened more than 2 million passengers per day, and after a drop in 2020, those numbers are on the rise. To shorten delays and streamline the process, the TSA has teamed with the Center for Accelerating Operational Efficiency at Arizona State University for data-driven solutions. Click here to learn more in the May issue of ISE magazine online.

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ISE Magazine - May 2021

ISE is an award-winning monthly member magazine. Quick-reads and in-depth features will help enhance your career and improve an organization's performance.