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Airport Security

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on 25 November 2013

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Airport Security
Before 9/11
Sept 1961: Air piracy punishable by death or imprisonment
Jan 1969: Task Force on the Deterrence of Air Piracy
Oct 1970: Customs Air Security Officers Program
March 1972: FAA Explosives Detection Canine Team Program
Before 9/11
Dec 1972: Inspection of carry-on baggage and passengers
Aug 1974: Air Transportation Security Act of 1974
Aug 1985: International Security and Development Cooperation Act
1989: Aviation Security Advisory Committee
Four commercial airliners hijacked
First time plane used as a weapon instead of a bargaining tool

Week after 9/11
Airspace of USA and Canada closed until September 13
Stricter restrictions on what could be brought on plane
Sarah Palin

After the Attacks (cont.)
2006: Lighters prohibited
-ban all liquids, gels and aerosols from carry-ons
2007: Inspect all remote controls
2009: Underwear bomber
2010: Enhanced security for International flights
After the Attacks
Nov. 19, 2001: Aviation and Transport Security Act

Dec. 22. 2001: Attempted Shoe Bomb

Nov. 2002: Homeland Security Act of 2002
-By Dec. 31, 2002:
-1,100 Explosive Detection Systems
-4,700 explosive trace detective machines at 429 national airports

President Obama
"TSA needs to make these changes right now to take on the root causes of its public and security issues. It needs to clean up the mind numbing, overly complicated checkpoint “standard operating procedure,” which no longer matches our security needs and allow officers to act. What needs to be changed"
Pro v. Con
Praises of new security
Criticism of New Security
1. Full Body Scanners

2. National Opt-Out Day

3. Prescreening
“TSA: why politically incorrect 2 ‘profile’ anyone re: natl security issues? we profile individuals/suspects in other situations! profile away.”
1. Violation of privacy rights

2. Health risk of being scanned

3. Actual effectiveness of new methods
1. Show photo ID with boarding pass
2. Remove Shoes, place carry-ons in tray
-all laptops must be separate
3. Single File through pulse-indication metal detector
4. Checked baggage passed through x-ray detector/CT scanner
5. Boarding
- any threatening language can lead to removal from plane
6. Air Marshals monitor activity in the sky
Recent Developments
Knife policy
head of TSA John Pistole vs Former head of Securitty of El Al airlines Isaac Yeffet
Also to allow lacrosse sticks, golf clubs
New Procedures
Bomb detecting lasers:
fires radiation pulses
safe for humans
works 10 meters
As of June 2013, millimeter wave body scanners
no longer backscatter images
uses less radio activity than cell phones
Changes in policy
"I understand people’s frustrations, and what I’ve said to the TSA is that you have to constantly refine and measure whether what we’re doing is the only way to assure the American people’s safety. And you also have to think through are there other ways of doing it that are less intrusive,"
Poll: 85% of people rate TSA as fair or poor
TSA misconduct up 26% in last 3 years
forgery, sexual misconduct, fighting, abusive language
Threatening security:
56 thefts
letting friends/family through security
1,936 asleep on duty
Oct.3rd a 9 year old boarded a flight to Las Vegas alone without a boarding pass
TSA under fire
Keep on shoes and jackets:
Over 75, under 12, military
TSA precheck
high approval rating of the procedure, disapproval rate slightly lower
expedited process
$85 for 5 years
Former TSA Administrator
Workers deemed essential in homeland security:
86% of workers in Homeland Security overall
93% of TSA workers
87% FEMA workers
97% US Citizenship and Immigration Services
92% Secret Service agents
Some FFA activities are suspended
limited aircraft certification services
facility security inspections
training air traffic controllers
Since government Shutdown
1. Creates many more jobs
2. Better protection
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