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What is Managed Inclusion?

Risk-Based Security

What is it?

As part of TSA’s evolving risk-based security screening approach, TSA is exploring the combined use of multiple layers of security to indirectly conduct a real-time threat assessment of passengers at select airports. This concept enables TSA to modify standard security lanes to identify passengers for expedited screening through TSA Pre✓™, which improves security, efficiency and the passenger experience.

How it works

After the initial risk assessment by Passenger Screening Canines and Behavior Detection Officers as passengers move through the standard security checkpoint area, a TSA Officer will verify the traveler’s boarding pass and identification while the passenger steps onto an electronic mat with directional arrows. The mat randomly designates whether the passenger will experience standard or expedited screening through TSA Pre✓™.

This initiative will operate at designated checkpoints at different times, depending on passenger volume and other variables.

Passengers who go through the TSA Pre✓™ process are able to leave on their shoes, light outerwear and belt, and are able to keep their laptop in its case and their 3-1-1 compliant liquids/gels bag in their carry-on.

TSA will always incorporate random and unpredictable security measures throughout the airport and no individual will be guaranteed expedited screening.

Click here for more information on TSA Pre✓™.

Latest revision: 01 October 2014