Aviation security (81 - 90 of 93 items)
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...
FAA Budget: Important Challenges Affecting Aviation Safety, Capacity, and Efficiency
T-RCED-93-33: Published: Apr 26, 1993. Publicly Released: Apr 26, 1993.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) programs and activities that provide the framework for its fiscal year 1994 budget request. GAO noted that: (1) the FAA Air Traffic Control Modernization Program has been weakened by cost increases and schedule delays; (2) FAA must field some systems, resolve the budgetary impact of its facility consolidation plan, and strengthen acquisitio...
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...
Proactive Management of FAA's Security Program Needed
T-RCED-90-20: Published: Dec 18, 1989. Publicly Released: Dec 18, 1989.
GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) policies and procedures for preventing criminal acts against aviation. GAO noted that reviews of FAA domestic and international security programs identified major deficiencies in: (1) passenger screening, with airlines widely varying in screening effectiveness and lacking clearly defined performance expectations; (2) airport security contro...
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:...
Aviation Security: Corrective Actions Underway, but Better Inspection Guidance Still Needed
RCED-88-160: Published: Aug 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Sep 21, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Civil Aviation Security Program to determine the effectiveness of FAA inspection efforts to identify and rectify domestic security deficiencies.GAO reviewed inspection programs at six large airports and found that: (1) FAA lacked adequate controls over personnel identification systems and air operatio...
Aviation Security: Improved Controls Needed To Prevent Unauthorized Access at Key Airports
RCED-88-86: Published: Jan 29, 1988. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1988.
GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) domestic civil aviation security program.GAO found that, at the nation's highest-risk airports, aviation services firms: (1) could not properly account for their terminated employees' identification badges; (2) failed to challenge unidentified personnel who gained access to restricted airport areas; and (3) allowed employees with identificat...
Security at Nation's Highest Risk Airports
T-RCED-88-14: Published: Dec 17, 1987. Publicly Released: Dec 17, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO evaluated the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Civil Aviation Security Program to determine the effectiveness of its passenger screening process at airports with the highest security risk. GAO found that: (1) since the security measures at most airports are interrelated, if one measure fails, another measure is in place to support the failed measu...
FAA's Implementation of a Performance Standard for Passenger Screening Process
T-RCED-88-4: Published: Oct 22, 1987. Publicly Released: Oct 22, 1987.
GAO discussed the preboarding passenger screening process the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) established under its Civil Aviation Security Program to prevent passengers from carrying firearms, explosives, and other dangerous weapons on board airplanes. GAO noted that: (1) FAA developed an enforcement policy which allows it to assess civil penalties when air carrier screening systems fail to...