Airport security (31 - 39 of 39 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...
Aviation Research: Perspectives on FAA's Efforts to Develop New Technology
T-RCED-95-193: Published: May 16, 1995. Publicly Released: May 16, 1995.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) research, development, and modernization initiatives. GAO noted that: (1) between fiscal year (FY) 1988 and FY 1995, the FAA research, engineering, and development (RE&D) budget has increased from $150 to $259 million and funding for human factors, simulation modeling, aircraft structures, fire safety, aviation security, and satellite navig...
Aviation Security: FAA Can Help Ensure That Airports' Access Control Systems Are Cost-Effective
RCED-95-25: Published: Mar 1, 1995. Publicly Released: Mar 14, 1995.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) access control systems, focusing on the: (1) cost of FAA access control systems; and (2) actions FAA could take to ensure that access control systems are cost-effective in the future.GAO found that: (1) FAA greatly underestimated the costs of its access control systems, due to the installat...
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)...
FAA Budget: Agency Faces Key Management Challenges on Major Issues
T-RCED-94-191: Published: Apr 19, 1994. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1994.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) budget and programs. GAO noted that: (1) the fiscal year (FY) 1995 FAA budget request of $8.8 billion represents a 2-percent increase over FY 1994 and will drawdown the airport trust fund; (2) FAA has requested a 7-percent increase for its air traffic control modernization program, but it continues to have cost and schedule problems which a...
Meeting the Aviation Challenges of the 1990s: Experts Define Key Problems and Identify Emerging Issues
RCED-91-152: Published: Jul 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Jul 1, 1991.
GAO reported on a conference it convened in November 1990, bringing together 23 leading aviation experts from Congress, the administration, the aviation industry, and academia, to discuss long-standing and emerging aviation issues, including: (1) the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) organization and management; (2) airspace management and air traffic control; (3) aviation safety; (4) airpor...