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Newsweek: A Random Weapon in the War on Terror

September 30, 2007

The Element of Surprise

To help combat the terrorism threat, officials at Los Angeles Inter Airport are introducing a bold new idea into their arsenal: random of security checkpoints. Can game theory help keep us safe?

International Herald Tribune, Sept 2007: reports on our work on randomization for the Los Angeles International Airport

September 29, 2007

Los Angeles International Airport uses randomization software to prevent terrorist attack

Security officials at Los Angeles International Airport are using randomization software in an attempt to help prevent terrorist attacks.
Developed by computer scientists at the University of Southern California, the program, called ARMOR, is used to make the placement of security checkpoints random and unpredictable, according to a Friday report in Newsweek magazine.