Ever wonder how we could dramatically improve airport security without throwing an unending amount of tax dollars into a TSA system that frankly is an abymissal make jobs failure?
Simple, give the arilines a tax break, incentive or even a direct measured cash injection to handle it themselves. Audit, measure and dole out the cash incentive yearly with the same system that measures on time flights and delays.
After the carrot is awarded tell them that for every incident that happens on their watch they will be civially liable in court. My guess is you would see a drastic improvement in security with some actual thought behind it. Better service and better options. You might even have airlines competing for passengers by offering a streamlined and efficient system that allows them to market and charge more for security if necessary.
Just a random thought