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Idea to Speed Up Airport Security Checkpoints Could Pay $15,000



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    A TSA agent waits for passengers to use the TSA PreCheck lane being implemented by the Transportation Security Administration at Miami International Airport on October 4, 2011 in Miami, Florida. The TSA has modified what it allows passengers to bring aboard a plane, which include snow globes and pies in carry-on luggage. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

    Got an idea on how to speed up security checkpoints at U.S. airports?  If so, that idea could be worth as much as $15,000.

    The Transportation Security Administration is offering an award for the best plan to improve the TSA's PreCheck program.

    Due to the expanding roster of approved passengers, a new plan is needed to expedite the screening process for low-risk passengers.

    The challenge is to create a modeling concept that can form the basis of a plan and design by the deadline, Aug. 15.  The best submission is guaranteed at least $2,500 but could be worth as much as $15,000.

    So far, 441 people have already submitted ideas.

    Current employees of the TSA are prohibited from taking part.

    Read more here.