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Airline Passenger Security Screening

Author : National Research Council
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This book addresses new technologies being considered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for screening airport passengers for concealed weapons and explosives. The FAA is supporting the development of promising new technologies that can reveal the presence not only of metal-based weapons as with current screening technologies, but also detect plastic explosives and other non-metallic threat materials and objects, and is concerned that these new technologies may not be appropriate for use in airports for other than technical reasons. This book presents discussion of the health, legal, and public acceptance issues that are likely to be raised regarding implementation of improvements in the current electromagnetic screening technologies, implementation of screening systems that detect traces of explosive materials on passengers, and implementation of systems that generate images of passengers beneath their clothes for analysis by human screeners.

Airline passenger baggage screening

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Aviation
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Aviation Security

Author : Jennifer Zellan
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Following the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, there has been a plethora of legislation and acts resulting in security screening of airline passengers and their baggage to the deployment of newer and more updated security technologies, aimed at closing this alarming gap in security. This new book examines additional proposals and actions not only from Congress, but the FAA as well. Contents: Preface; Aviation Security Technologies and Procedures: Screening Passengers and Baggage; Selected Aviation Security Legislation in the Aftermath of the September 11 Attack; Vulnerabilities in, and Alternatives for, Pre-board Screening Security Operations; Terrorist Acts Demonstrate Urgent need to Improve Security at the Nations' Airports Operations; Weaknesses in Airport Security and Options for Assigning Screening Responsibilities; Vulnerabilities and Potential Improvements for the Air Cargo System; Transportation Security Administration Faces Immediate and Long-Term Challenges; Registered Traveller Program Policy and Implementation Issues; Index.

Airport Passenger Screening

Author : Bart Elias
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Airline passenger baggage screening

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Aviation
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Air Passenger Opinions on Security Screening Procedures

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Airline Passenger Screening Has Become a FEMA type Snafu

Author : David H. Brown
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As the fifth anniversary of "9/11" approaches, our government still has not figured out an efficient and effective system of airline passenger screening. Back during 1969-70, the Federal Aviation Administration''s anti-skyjacking task force developed a viable procedure to screen passengers using a "profile" as step one. This was followed by a "weapons" search with a magnetometer, and concluding with an extensive interview. Following a test at nine airports using one airline, the procedure''s final test was with all airlines at one airport - New Orleans. The conclusion was that the "profile" eliminated at least 98 percent of the flying public! Not only did the American Civil Liberties Union approve of the "profile" because it was not racial, but a New York Federal Court judge rule it did not violate the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution. So, why was this proven system abandoned in favor of searching every passenger? The answer is found in two words - bureaucracy and politics. The previous book on this subject, NINE/ELEVEN, detailed why ignoring this sequential procedure could be the primary factor why "9/11" was able to take place. From all available evidence, all 19 terrorists fit enough of that ignored profile to have been detained long enough to miss their flights. Even screening every passenger, most often humiliating many innocent air travelers, has accelerated - but without any proven results. In the prologue to this updated sequel to NINE/ELEVEN, I point out that the method our task force used more than three decades ago should be the one adapted to modern day terrorism. "Airline passenger screening by the Transportation Security Administration n particular, and Mideast terrorism in general, have elements in common. The government should relearn the basic meticulous approaches and conclusions from the original screening program. Mideast terrorists have outsmarted us by switching targets and tactics. (1) Mideast terrorists have easier targets of opportuni

Oversight Hearing on Passenger Screening and Airline Authority to Deny Boarding

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A Return to Private Security Screening at Airports

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Secure Flight Program

Author : Hellen E. Spear
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Until recently, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had applied relatively uniform methods to screen airline passengers, focusing primarily on advances in screening technology to improve security and efficiency. TSA has recently shifted away from this approach, which assumes a uniform level of risk among all airline travellers, to one that focuses more intently on passengers thought to pose elevated security risks. Risk-based passenger screening includes a number of initiatives that fit within a broader framework addressing security risks, but specifically emphasizes the detection and management of potential threats posed by passengers. This book examines changes to the Secure Flight program since 2009; TSAs efforts to ensure that Secure Flights screening determinations for passengers are implemented at airport checkpoints; and the extent to which program performance measures assess progress toward goals.

A Review of the Airport Private Security Screening Pilot Program

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Airport Security

Author : Dr. Stacey L. Tyler
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Airport Security by Dr. Stacey L. Tyler Airport Security: Passenger Screening and Governance Post 9/11 provides knowledge of governance, terrorism, security, and democratic principles in the passenger screening processes by the Department of Homeland Security, Transportation Security Administration, and air carriers. This book identifies the inadequate security measure designs, resulting from legislation, implemented by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). These security measures impose risk to our passengers daily as their principle provider of airport screening services. The author has over 20 years of professional experience in the airline industry. She started as a Ticketing Agent and progressed to General Manager for various airlines and vendor services. The truth is, despite current best practices and policies, dangerous items, and contraband continue to find its way past the screening areas of many airports and into secure areas. As a New Jersey Women Owned Small Business and Women-Owned Minority Business entrepreneur, The Interactive Intelligence Corporation is dedicated to assisting policy makers, administrators, and airport and airline management with examining and preventing the exploitation of weaknesses in the current system, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness in identifying and responding to emerging threats, and producing greater public satisfaction.

Handbook of Checked Baggage Screening

Author : Norman E. L. Shanks
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Handbook of Checked Baggage Screening – Advanced Airport Security Operation is a practical guide for project managers and designers embarking on hold-baggage screening developments within the airport environment for the first time. The book clearly explains away any uncertainty about the processes and procedures to be used by the various parties involved within the industry and sets out ‘best practice’ with respect to checked baggage screening design. Valuable lessons can be learned from actual case studies contributed by leading equipment manufacturers on recent 100% hold baggage screening projects. In addition to the all-important security screening of baggage and passengers the book also looks at the following areas associated with airport security, through the use of a detailed structured security check-list evaluation questionnaire. The questionnaire allows airports to assess the state of readiness of their airports and then, using the other chapters, gain an insight regarding which technology will best solve any security gaps. The authors offer a unique perspective through their background and experience. Many of the checked baggage screening procedures and equipment discussed in the book have already been implemented in the UK, with the authors responsible for leading this effort. The combined experience they can offer to the industry world wide is invaluable.

Rethinking Checked baggage Screening

Author : Viggo Butler
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This report recommends that Congress should revisit baggage-inspection issues, drawing on the experience of Europe and Israel, which have many years of experience in dealing with terrorist threats to aviation. The two key points guiding this rethinking are: 1) Baggage-screening technology is a field that is in flux; much better systems are likely to be available in the next few years, making it unwise to make multi-billion-dollar investments in mediocre technology today; 2) The focus of baggage inspection should be shifted from detecting objects to identifying high-risk passengers--and matching inspection technologies to those risk groups.--Executive summary.

Cases and Readings in Management Science

Author : Barry Render
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Aviation and Airport Security

Author : Kathleen Sweet
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The Definitive Handbook on Terrorist Threats to Commercial Airline and Airport SecurityConsidered the definitive handbook on the terrorist threat to commercial airline and airport security, USAF Lieutenant Colonel Kathleen Sweet‘s seminal resource is now updated to include an analysis of modern day risks. She covers the history of aviation security

Transportation Security Administration s Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques redacted

Author : United States. Department of Homeland Security. Office of Inspector General
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Protecting Airline Passengers in the Age of Terrorism

Author : Paul Seidenstat
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After 9/11, the United States opted for a higher level of security, especially for the transportation sector, since significant damage to the transportation infrastructure in the form of death and injury to passengers and, collaterally, damage to persons and property threatens to undermine the American economy and society. This work attempts to offer economic analysis techniques that would help in the formulation of air security policy and efficient management applications.

GAO Review of the Department of Homeland Security s Certification of the Secure Flight Program Cost and Schedule Estimates

Author : United States. Government Accountability Office
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The matching of airline passenger information against terrorist watchlist records (watchlist matching) is a frontline defense against acts of terrorism that target the nation's civil aviation system. In general, passengers identified as matches to the No-Fly list are prohibited from boarding commercial flights, while those matched to the Selectee list are required to undergo additional screening. Historically, airline passenger prescreening against watchlist records has been performed by commercial air carriers. As required by the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has developed an advanced passenger prescreening program, known as Secure Flight, to assume from air carriers the function of matching passenger information against terrorist watchlist records. Since fiscal year 2004, TSA has received $358 million in appropriated funds for the development and implementation of Secure Flight, according to program officials. TSA has generally achieved the statutory condition related to the appropriateness of Secure Flight's life-cycle cost and schedule estimates, and thus has generally achieved all 10 statutory conditions related to the development and implementation of the program. Although the program's cost and schedule estimates do not fully meet all related best practices, TSA has demonstrated that it completed all key activities and our overall assessment found that the agency had substantially satisfied best practices for developing the cost and schedule estimates.

CIS Annual

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