Ex-TSA chief: Stop enhanced pat-downs, scale back prohibited items list

Former TSA Administrator Kip Hawley discusses steps for transforming agency in new book

"We’re very close to a much more positive future if you do these things and take advantage of the fact that TSA gets the passenger information ahead of time and can encrypt in the boarding passes special security for individual people," he said. "I think we’re pretty close, but with the current state of dysfunction between the public and the TSA, I think it’s just not going to happen until we get that fixed."