Aviation Security: An Update, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Tenth Congress, Second Session, July 24, 2008   [open pdf - 7MB]

From the opening statement of Jerry F. Costello: "September the 11th, 2001, demonstrated weaknesses in the Federal aviation security system that were due in part to a lack of national standards. […]. I believe that we have taken positive steps to ensure aviation security through technology upgrades and improvements, a federalized screener workforce, and a continued focus on a comprehensive approach to airline and airport security. […]. I am interested in hearing more from TSA and the GAO on what progress is being made on the in-line EDS, and when we can and where we can expect to see more installations of these systems to optimize our security system at our airports. I am also interested in an update on domestic air cargo screening, given that 100 percent of passenger air cargo must be screened by 2010. Further, I have concerns with the pace at which TSA is moving to issue and implement security regulations for foreign repair stations. […]. Finally, I believe that the Registered Travelers program and initiatives like CrewPASS are important programs to expedite frequent travelers and crew members through security checkpoints, allowing screeners to spend more time on others." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Charles Barclay, Cathleen A. Berrick, Steven Brill, Tim Campbell, Kip Hawley, John M, Meenan, Ajay Mehra, John Prater, Russ Carnahan, Jerry F. Costello, Sam Graves, Harry E. Mitchell, James L, Obserstar, Laura A. Richerdson, John T. Salazar, Marshall S. Filler, and Stephan A. Alterman.

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