At 3 p.m. on a Saturday in June 2007, an SUV loaded with propane canisters was deliberately driven into the glass entrance doors of the main airport terminal at Scotland's Glasgow International Airport and set ablaze. The canisters did not detonate, and security bollards outside the entrance prevented the vehicle from entering the terminal.
Computer programs that randomize scheduling of security activity, proven at LAX, will expand role
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is the latest government protective agency to investigate for operational use a sophisticated system that makes security operations impossible for terrorists or criminals to predict.
A research group led by Milind Tambe of the USC Viterbi School Department of Computer Science developed the system, known as "ARMOR" in the version now in use at Los...