Forbes: TSA Conflict of Interest Would Come As No Surprise To Adam Smith ...Last year the House Transportation & Infrastructure committee conducted a study of how screening at Los Angeles? chief airport (LAX) compared with SFO’s. The astonishing finding: SFO screeners processed 65% more passengers per screener than did their counterparts at LAX. ...There is far less turnover of screeners at SFO, and the contractor saves money by using part-timers (all fully trained, of course) to meet peak periods rather than keeping full-timers waiting around for periodic surges....TSA screeners at Chicago O’Hare and LAX “missed three times as many hidden bomb materials as did privately contracted screeners at San Francisco.” ...because the TSA itself is doing screenings airports are not “having a unified approach to security.” ...In no other country does the oversight agency also directly manage airport security. The U.S. is violating policy set by the International Civil Aviation Organization, of which the U.S. is a member.