The federal government has always been known as the worst money manager in the world and the TSA has never been accused of being competent.
However, when you create the simplest iPad app ever, the Randomizer, and waste $1.4 million doing it, people want answers.
Here’s what the TSA app does: It points a large arrow left or right randomly. Seriously! $1.4Mil for that!!!
Here is this brilliant app in action! You will not believe it! Watch for a laugh and a cry!
TSA needs to go! Period. Just for this one piece of stupidity! Besides the stupidity of the device and the insane taxpayers’ waste, she was supposed to be watching for terrorists and this app is OBVIOUSLY a distraction.
In fact, this particular app, is such basic programming, it would be one of the first projects one would do when they started a basic programming class! Insane!!!
Such an app could easily be created for TSA by any beginning-level coder for a couple thousand dollars and make bank.
So how much did the TSA pay for the app itself? At least $336,413.59.
Thank you to developer Kevin Burke, who submitted a Freedom of Information Act request asking for details about the app.
The contract for the TSA Randomizer app was won by IBM and TSA paid $1.4 million for the project.
According to a report in Bloomberg, the app was used in more than 100 U.S. airports.
The TSA is no longer using the Randomizer app. The agency ended managed inclusion in 2015.
So that makes it an even bigger waste!!
Of course, we just reported a couple of weeks ago that TSA had plunged into chaos as lines stretched all over the airport and flyers waited hours just to get through the checkpoint.
A passenger posted a Youtube video showing the TSA debacle that immediately went viral.
It showed the TSA security line stretching through the airport, out a set of doors, around the corner, down a very long hallway and out to the CTA Orange Line stop.
That just begins a very long list of issues of waste, fraud, abuse, ineptness and a plethora of problems.