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Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Report: "Aviation Security: Screener Training and Performance Measurement Strengthened, But More Work Remains

On May 2, 2005, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released its most recent report on aviation security. It was entitled Aviation Security - Screener Training and Performance Measurement Strengthened, but More Work Remains.

This report addresses the actions the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has taken to enhance training for passenger and checked baggage screeners and screening supervisors, how TSA ensures that screeners complete required training, and actions TSA has taken to measure and enhance screener performance in detecting threat objects.

After analyzing the findings of its study, the GAO recommends that the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) direct TSA to develop a plan for completing the deployment of high-speed connectivity at airport training facilities. The GAO also recommends that TSA establish and communicate appropriate internal controls for monitoring the completion of training.

TSA has reviewed the GAO's report and generally concurs with its findings and recommendations.


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