TSA's Security Screening Procedures for Employees at Orlando International Airport and the Feasibility of 100 Percent Employee Screening (Revised for Public Disclosure)   [open pdf - 3MB]

This report published by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHS-OIG), reviews "the events surrounding the March 5, 2007, security breach at Orlando International Airport in Florida. The breach involved two Comair Airline employees who smuggled 14 firearms and 8 pounds of marijuana onboard a Delta Airlines commercial airplane bound for San Juan, Puerto Rico." More specifically, the DHS-OIG "assessed (1) the actions, events, and communication surrounding the incident; (2) the Transportation Security Administration's current oversight of airport employees; and (3) the feasibility of 100% airport employee screening for individuals accessing an aircraft or the secure areas of an airport. The Transportation Security Administration has made improvements to address vulnerabilities associated with the 'insider threat' highlighted by the March 5, 2007, incident. These improvements include the widespread implementation of two random and deterrent-based screening programs: the Aviation Direct Access Screening Program and the Visible Intermodal Protection and Response Program. In addition, the Transportation Security Administration started conducting Security Threat Assessments of airport employees to assess whether workers have ties to terrorism or are in violation of immigration and admissibility laws."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. 09-05
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States Department of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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