As many of you probably know, the Transportation Security Administration is offering rewards totaling $15,000 for the best ideas that speed up the security screening process.
Via NBC News:
The Transportation Security Administration is offering rewards totaling up to $15,000 for the person with the best idea for speeding up security.
The TSA will award one prize of at least $5,000 and others of at least $2,500 for the top ideas. Plus, the winner gets the satisfaction of knowing they’ve made the airline experience for those of the masses a little less of a headache. The TSA is looking for “a scientific and simulation modeling approach to meet queue design and configuration needs of the dynamic security screening environment,” but it may not be as simple as you think. Contest participants must consider a variety of factors such as peak hours, flight schedules and TSA staffing schedules.
The deadline is August 15 and submissions are being accepted online now.
They can stop the contest now, I think we have the winning entry right here:
(Tip of the hat to Tocqueville)