Aviation security (51 - 60 of 93 items)
Aviation Security: Improvement still Needed in Federal Aviation Security Efforts
GAO-04-592T: Published: Mar 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2004.
The security of the nation's commercial aviation system has been a long-standing concern. Following the events of September 11, 2001, Congress enacted numerous aviation security improvements designed to strengthen aviation security, including the development of a passenger prescreening system and the federalization of airport screeners. Despite these changes, challenges continue to face the Depart...
Aviation Security: Challenges Exist in Stabilizing and Enhancing Passenger and Baggage Screening Operations
GAO-04-440T: Published: Feb 12, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 12, 2004.
Securing commercial aviation is a daunting task--with hundreds of airports and thousands of flights daily carrying millions of passengers and pieces of baggage. In an effort to strengthen the security of commercial aviation, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created and charged with making numerous enhancements to aviation security, including federalizing passenger and baggage s...
Aviation Security: Efforts to Measure Effectiveness and Strengthen Security Programs
GAO-04-285T: Published: Nov 20, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2003.
Commercial aviation has been a long-standing target for terrorists. Since the tragic attacts of September 11, 2001, substantial changes have been made to enhance security--including the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the federalization of the passenger screener workforce. However, despite these changes, vulnerabilities in aviation security continue to exist. Accor...
Aviation Security: Efforts to Measure Effectiveness and Address Challenges
GAO-04-232T: Published: Nov 5, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 5, 2003.
It has been 2 years since the attacks of September 11,2001, exposed vulnerabilities in the nation's aviation system. Since then, billions of dollars have been spent on a wide range of initiatives designed to enhance the security of commercial aviation. However, vulnerabilities in aviation security continue to exist. As a result, questions have been raised regarding the effectiveness of established...
Federal Aviation Administration: Reauthorization Provides Opportunities to Address Key Agency Challenges
GAO-03-653T: Published: Apr 10, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 2003.
Much has changed since the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR-21) reauthorized the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) programs 3 years ago. At that time, air traffic was increasing, and concerns about congestion and flight delays were paramount. Since then, the downturn in the nation's economy, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and, most re...
Aviation Security: Registered Traveler Program Policy and Implementation Issues
GAO-03-253: Published: Nov 22, 2002. Publicly Released: Nov 26, 2002.
The aviation industry and business traveler groups have proposed the registered traveler concept as a way to reduce long waits in airport security lines caused by heightened security screening measures implemented after the September 11 terrorist attacks. In addition, aviation security experts have advocated this concept as a way to better target security resources to those travelers who might pos...
Aviation Security: Transportation Security Administration Faces Immediate and Long-Term Challenges
GAO-02-971T: Published: Jul 25, 2002. Publicly Released: Jul 25, 2002.
Since September 11, the safety and security of the nation's civil aviation system have taken on greater urgency. GAO found that the newly created Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has assumed responsibility for aviation security and has focused on meeting congressionally mandated deadlines for strengthening aviation security. So far, TSA has developed plans and implemented procedures fo...
Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities in, and Alternatives for, Preboard Screening Security Operations
GAO-01-1171T: Published: Sep 25, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2001.
A safe and secure civil aviation system is critical to the nation's overall security, physical infrastructure, and economy. Billions of dollars and countless programs and policies have gone into developing such a system. Although many of the specific factors contributing to the terrible events of September 11 are still unclear, it is apparent that our aviation security system is plagued by serious...
Aviation Security: Weaknesses in Airport Security and Options for Assigning Screening Responsibilities
GAO-01-1165T: Published: Sep 21, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 2001.
A safe and secure civil aviation system is a critical component of the nation's overall security, physical infrastructure, and economic foundation. Billions of dollars and a myriad of programs and policies have been devoted to achieving such a system. Although it is not fully known at this time what actually occurred or what all the weaknesses in the nation's aviation security apparatus are that c...
Aviation Security: Terrorist Acts Demonstrate Urgent Need to Improve Security at the Nation's Airports
GAO-01-1162T: Published: Sep 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2001.
A safe and secure civil aviation system is a critical component of the nation's overall security, physical infrastructure, and economic foundation. Billions of dollars and myriad programs and policies have been devoted to achieving such a system. Although it is not fully known at this time what actually occurred or what all the weaknesses in the nation's aviation security apparatus are that contri...