The Resource Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems

Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems

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Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems
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Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems
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eng
Summary
We appreciate the opportunity to be here today to discuss aviation security, in particular airport screeners. Securing an air transportation system the size of this nation's-with hundreds of airports, thousands of aircraft, and tens of thousands of flights daily carrying millions of passengers and pieces of baggage-is a difficult task. Events over the past decade have shown that the threat of terrorism against the United States is an ever-present danger. Aviation is an attractive target for terrorists, and because the air transportation system is critical to the nation's well-being, protecting it is an important national issue. A single lapse in aviation security can result in hundreds of deaths, destruction of equipment worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and have immeasurable negative impacts on the economy and the public's confidence in air travel. A number of measures have been put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the aviation industry to provide the security needed for the aviation system; among the most important ones are the passenger screening checkpoints and the screeners who operate them. Concerns have been raised for many years by GAO and others about the effectiveness of screeners and the need to improve their performance. Two Presidential commissions-established after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988 and the then-unexplained crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996-as well as numerous GAO and Department of Transportation Inspector General reports have highlighted problems with screening and the need for improvements. This situation still exists, Mr. Chairman, and as I will discuss, there are long-standing problems that affect screener performance
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GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC RESOURCES COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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  • Aircraft
  • Security
  • Aeronautics
  • Terrorists
  • United states
  • Aircraft industry
  • Impact
  • Threats
  • Destruction
  • Travel
  • Airports
  • Air transportation
  • Terrorism
  • Lapse rate
  • Bombing
  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft
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Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems
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Testimony: Before the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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13 pages
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online
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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
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Hein Online
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  • (OCoLC)227916112
  • (OCoLC)ocn227916112
Label
Aviation Security: Slow Progress in Addressing Long-Standing Screener Performance Problems
Publication
Note
Testimony: Before the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
13 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227916112
  • (OCoLC)ocn227916112

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