The Resource Aviation security : terrorist acts illustrate severe weaknesses in aviation security, statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues

Aviation security : terrorist acts illustrate severe weaknesses in aviation security, statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues

Label
Aviation security : terrorist acts illustrate severe weaknesses in aviation security
Title
Aviation security
Title remainder
terrorist acts illustrate severe weaknesses in aviation security
Statement of responsibility
statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues
Title variation
Terrorist acts illustrate severe weaknesses in aviation security
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A safe and secure civil aviation system is critical to the nation's security, physical infrastructure, and economy. Billions of dollars and myriad programs and policies have been devoted to achieving such a system. Although it is not fully known at this time what actually occurred or what all the weaknesses in the nation's aviation security apparatus are that contributed to the horrendous events on September 11, 2001, it is clear that serious weaknesses exist in our aviation security system and that their impact can be far more devastating than previously imagined. As reported last year, GAO's review of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) oversight of air traffic control (ATC) computer systems showed that FAA had not followed some critical aspects of its own security requirements. Specifically, FAA had not ensured that ATC buildings and facilities were secure, that the systems themselves were protected, and that the contractors who use these systems had undergone background checks. Controls for limiting access to secure areas, including aircraft, have not always worked as intended. GAO's special agents used fictitious law enforcement badges and credentials to gain access to secure areas, bypass security checkpoints at two airports, and walk unescorted to aircraft departure gates. Tests of screeners revealed significant weaknesses in their ability to detect threat objects on passengers or in their carry-on luggage. Screening operations in Belgium, Canada, France, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom--countries whose systems GAO has examined--differ from this country's in some significant ways. Their screening operations require more extensive qualifications and training for screeners; include higher pay and better benefits; and often include different screening techniques, such as "pat-downs" of some passengers
Member of
Cataloging source
GPO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dillingham, Gerald Lee
Government publication
federal national government publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Testimony
Series volume
GAO-01-1166 T
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Airports
  • Terrorism
  • Airports
  • Security systems
  • Terrorism
  • United States
Label
Aviation security : terrorist acts illustrate severe weaknesses in aviation security, statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 6, 2004)
  • "For release ... September 20, 2001."
  • Paper version available from: General Accounting Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54908704
  • (OCoLC)ocm54908704
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 4/6/04: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao & docid=f:d011166t.pdf; current access available via PURL
Label
Aviation security : terrorist acts illustrate severe weaknesses in aviation security, statement of Gerald L. Dillingham, Director, Physical Infrastructure Issues
Publication
Note
  • Title from title screen (viewed Apr. 6, 2004)
  • "For release ... September 20, 2001."
  • Paper version available from: General Accounting Office, 441 G St., NW, Rm. LM, Washington, D.C. 20548
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)54908704
  • (OCoLC)ocm54908704
System details
Mode of access: Internet from GPO Access web site. Address as of 4/6/04: http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=gao & docid=f:d011166t.pdf; current access available via PURL

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