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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has authority to approve air carrier requests to deploy less-than-lethal weapons, including electric stun devices, onboard commercial aircraft to thwart an attack.
The July 2005 bombing attacks on London's subway system dramatically highlighted the vulnerability of passenger rail systems worldwide to terrorist attacks, and the need for an increased focus on security for these systems.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued flight restrictions to prevent flights over certain areas, to include stadiums, in response to increased concerns about the threat posed by terrorists using aircraft as a weapon.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) the Border Patrol's procurement of the MD 600N helicopter, including procurement specifications and selection factors; and (2) whether the experience has shown the MD 600N helicopter to be effective in safely supporting the Border...
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Transportation's (DOT) fiscal year (FY) 1999 performance report and FY 2001 performance plan required by the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) amount of federal funding and support provided to the 1984 Olympic Games held in Los Angeles, California, and the 1996 Olympic Games held in Atlanta, Georgia, and the planned amount for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake...