Aviation security (61 - 70 of 93 items)
Aviation Security: Terrorist Acts Illustrate Severe Weaknesses in Aviation Security
GAO-01-1166T: Published: Sep 20, 2001. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 2001.
A safe and secure civil aviation system is critical to the nation's security, physical infrastructure, and economy. 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 contributed to the horrendous events...
Aviation Security: Additional Controls Needed to Address Weaknesses in Carriage of Weapons Regulations
RCED-00-181: Published: Sep 29, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 2000.
GAO provided information on aviation security, focusing on: (1) the frequency with which law enforcement officers carry weapons on board commercial aircraft; and (2) if weapons carriage regulations, both current and proposed, are sufficient to ensure the safety of passengers and the security of the aircraft.GAO noted that: (1) the number of law enforcement officers who fly while armed is unknown b...
Aviation Security: Long-Standing Problems Impair Airport Screeners' Performance
RCED-00-75: Published: Jun 28, 2000. Publicly Released: Jul 21, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effectiveness of screening checkpoints at airports, focusing on the: (1) causes of screeners' problems in detecting dangerous objects and the efforts of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address these problems; and (2) screening practices of selected foreign countries and the potential for using these practices to help improve screen...
Aviation Security: Vulnerabilities Still Exist in the Aviation Security System
T-RCED/AIMD-00-142: Published: Apr 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Apr 6, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the security of the nation's air transportation system, focusing on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to implement and improve security in two key areas: (1) air traffic control computer systems; and (2) airport passenger screening checkpoints.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's work has identified security problems in both the air traffic...
Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems
T-RCED-00-125: Published: Mar 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed airport screeners' role in enforcing aviation security, focusing on: (1) the causes of screener performance problems in detecting threat objects; (2) the status of efforts being made by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address these causes; and (3) the screening practices in five other countries as compared with the United States.GAO n...
Aviation Security: FAA's Actions to Study Responsibilities and Funding for Airport Security and to Certify Screening Companies
RCED-99-53: Published: Feb 25, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) efforts to implement the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, focusing on: (1) the status of FAA's efforts to implement the requirement of section 301 of the act mandating that FAA conduct a study and report to Congress on whether aviation security responsibilities should be transf...
Aviation Security: FAA's Deployments of Equipment to Detect Traces of Explosives
RCED-99-32R: Published: Nov 13, 1998. Publicly Released: Dec 9, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) deployments of explosives trace detection equipment at the nation's busiest airports, focusing on: (1) the status of FAA's deployments of the trace detection equipment, including whether all of the 19 category X or 60 category 1 airports, the largest and busiest airports, are...
Aviation Security: Progress Being Made, but Long-term Attention Is Needed
T-RCED-98-190: Published: May 14, 1998. Publicly Released: May 14, 1998.
GAO discussed its recent review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) implementation of five key initiatives: automated passenger profiling, explosives detection technologies, passenger-bag match, vulnerability assessments, and certification of screening companies and improvement of screeners' performance.GAO noted that: (1) FAA has made some progress in five critical areas as recommended...
Aviation Security: FAA's Procurement of Explosives Detection Devices
RCED-97-111R: Published: May 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Jun 2, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) procurement of explosives detection devices at U.S. airports, focusing on: (1) how FAA is determining which explosives detection devices to purchase and where to deploy them; and (2) the extent to which FAA's purchase and deployment of these devices is adhering to its Acquisition Management System, which...
Aviation Security: Commercially Available Advanced Explosives Detection Devices
RCED-97-119R: Published: Apr 24, 1997. Publicly Released: May 7, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided updated information on commercially available advanced explosives detection devices that can be used to screen checked baggage, carry-on items, passengers, cargo, and mail.GAO noted that: (1) a number of advanced explosives detection devices are commercially available that can increase the probability of detecting concealed explosives; (2) however,...