Seriously. The Transportation Security Agency wants to know whether consumers have solutions to long airport security lines. TSA is offering cash rewards for the best ideas about how to speed security checks. The total payout will be $15,000. Top prize is no less than $5,000, and no award will be less than $2500. TSA explains the contest this way:
The Challenge is to provide a simulation modeling concept that can form the basis to plan, develop requirements, and design a queue appropriately. The concept will be used to develop a model to be applied in decision analysis and to take in considerations of site specific requirements, peak and non-peak hours, flight schedules and TSA staffing schedules. Solvers are expected to provide the concept and provide evidence that it works … .
Get the details here.