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GAO provided information on its work to date on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) testing of preboard passenger screening.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Federal Aviation Administration FAA should establish a minimum standard that the airlines must meet for the detection of FAA test weapons and use the standard as one of several management tools in its oversight of passenger screening.
Closed - Implemented

Recommendation status is Closed - Implemented.

FAA amended the Air Carrier Standard Security Program establishing a standard on October 1, 1987.

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