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FOIA News: Request Uncovers Cost of TSA Randomizer App: $1.4 million

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The TSA Randomizer iPad App Cost $1.4 Million

By Kevin Burke, Apr. 3, 2016

You may have seen the TSA Randomizer on your last flight. A TSA agent holds an iPad. The agent taps the iPad, a large arrow points right or left, and you follow it into a given lane.

How much does the TSA pay for an app that a beginner could build in a day? It turns out the TSA paid IBM $1.4 million dollars for it.

It's not hard! I searched on Google for "TSA FOIA" and found this page, which describes exactly how to reach the FOIA team at the TSA. 

Read more here.