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Posted by: athomas
There is no question the cattle-class experience is a contributing factor to air rage and unruly passenger behavior. Click here to read a great piece from the New York Times.
Posted by: athomas
Here is a good piece from the Cleveland Plain Dealer on holiday air travel. Click here to read.
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Posted by: athomas
The video of a traveler who died after being tasered by police during an air rage incident at Vancouver International Airport last month has been released with the full permission of his family.

Click to see it here.
Posted by: athomas
A new GAO Report details how bomb parts and like items were smuggled past screeners at 19 checkpoints across the United States.

Click here to read the entire report.

There still seems to be a challenge within TSA to properly train screeners to:

#1 Identify a possible prohibitive item

#2 Isolate it

#3 Resolve whether it is or is not so.

Despite the call for new technologies, screener training needs to remain at the forefront. This requires a ?back to the basics? approach. That is, one which involves:

? Identification, Isolation, and Resolution Training

? Rigorous and constant testing

? Assessment of the testing results

? Recurrent training based upon the outcomes

The threats posed to transportation networks are human. The solutions, therefore, must be human ones, aided with new technology. Not the other way around. Training is not sexy, nor it is glamorous. However, it must drive the human component of the security equation. This is the foundation of a true risk-based approach.

Posted by: athomas
A news report by KOMO - TV in Seattle details poor access control of the thousands of workers at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Click here to read the story and watch the video.
Posted by: athomas
The problem of access to the AOA remains the biggest back door vulnerability for America's airport. The arrest of 24 illegals with full access to cargo, planes, and luggage at Chicago's O'Hare International is just one of dozens in recent years.

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