The judge's for Slate's reader contest on how to fix airport security:
Frank Cilluffo is an associate vice president at George Washington University, where he also directs the Homeland Security Policy Institute. He previously served as special assistant to the president for homeland security and spent eight years with the Center for Strategic & International Studies.
Clark Ervin is the director of the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program. Before joining the institute in 2005, he served as the first inspector general of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He served in the Texas state government from 1995-2001 as assistant secretary of state and then as deputy attorney general.
Douglas R. Laird is president of Laird & Associates Inc., an international aviation security consulting firm. Prior to founding the firm in 1995, he was security director for Northwest Airlines and spent 20 years with the U.S. Secret Service.
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist and author of eight books and hundreds of articles and academic papers. He is the chief security technology officer of communications company BT and the author of the blog "Schneier on Security."