Facility security (61 - 69 of 69 items)
Aviation Security: Technology's Role in Addressing Vulnerabilities
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-262: Published: Sep 19, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed aviation security, focusing on: (1) vulnerabilities in the aviation security system; (2) the availability and limitations of explosives detection technology; and (3) efforts under way to improve aviation security. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has mandated additional aviation security procedures; (2) effective secur...
Aviation Security: Urgent Issues Need to Be Addressed
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-251: Published: Sep 11, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed federal efforts to protect civil aviation from terrorist acts. GAO noted that: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has increased aviation security procedures, but domestic and international aviation remain seriously vulnerable because nearly every major aspect of the aviation security system has weaknesses that terrorists could exploit;...
Aviation Security: Immediate Action Needed to Improve Security
T-RCED/NSIAD-96-237: Published: Aug 1, 1996. Publicly Released: Aug 1, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed aviation security, focusing on the measures needed to reduce potential security threats. GAO noted that: (1) the threat of terrorism is increasing in the United States; (2) aviation security responsibilities are shared by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), airlines, and airports; (3) FAA and the aviation community rely on information from...
RCED-94-307R: Published: Sep 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to comply with the Aviation Security Improvement Act and develop and implement new security technologies. GAO noted that: (1) FAA did not meet Congress' goal to deploy new security technology at airports by November 1993; (2) although several explosive detection devices could improve airport securit...
Aviation Security: Development of New Security Technology Has Not Met Expectations
RCED-94-142: Published: May 19, 1994. Publicly Released: May 19, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to develop new equipment for detecting explosives and methods to improve aircraft survivability.GAO found that: (1) FAA has made little progress in deploying new explosive detection systems because of technical problems; (2) FAA could take 2 to 5 years to approve new devices for airlines' use; (3)...
Aviation Security: Additional Actions Needed to Meet Domestic and International Challenges
RCED-94-38: Published: Jan 27, 1994. Publicly Released: Jan 27, 1994.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to comply with Aviation Security Improvement Act requirements, focusing on: (1) FAA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) assessment of domestic airport security; (2) the level of protection that exists for U.S. citizens travelling on foreign airlines; (3) FAA efforts to improve mail and...
Aviation Security: Training Standards Needed for Extra Security Measures at Foreign Airports
RCED-90-66: Published: Dec 15, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 15, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed changes made to the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Air Carrier Standard Security Program following a terrorist airline bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988.GAO found that: (1) despite additional security measures imposed following the bombing, FAA could not ensure that airlines at designated high-risk foreign airports were pr...
Aviation Security: FAA's Assessments of Foreign Airports
RCED-89-45: Published: Dec 7, 1988. Publicly Released: Dec 28, 1988.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) methodology for assessing security at foreign airports, focusing on those airports at high risk of terrorist and other criminal activities; and (2) provided information on how the Department of State used its Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program funds to enhance foreign airport security.GAO found that:...
Status of the Department of State's Security Enhancement Program
NSIAD-84-163: Published: Sep 14, 1984. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1984.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO updated an earlier report concerning the Department of State's Security Enhancement Program (SEP) to determine whether: (1) the program deficiencies previously identified have been corrected; and (2) further program deficiencies have developed which need to be corrected.GAO found that the 1985 Department of Defense (DOD) budget request contains $25 million...