The RAND connection *

At yesterday's airport commission meeting, the Breeze reports, new executive director Lydia Kennard said she was negotiating with The RAND Corporation about how to implement the think tank's anti-terrorism recommendations for the terminals at LAX. Back during the Hahn administration, the group's analysts had urged that passengers not be collected in large unsecured areas because of the risk of bombing. I gotta think the negotiations are going well. Before retaking her old airport job this month, Kennard was on the RAND board of trustees.

* Funny how things happen: Within an hour of me posting the above item, RAND's website updated its board of trustees to delete Kennard. I'm told from the LAX offices that she isn't personally handling the negotiations, which predated her return. 2:50 pm

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