Aviation Security Challenges: Is TSA Ready for the Threats of Today? Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, July 29, 2015   [open pdf - 409KB]

This testimony compilation is from the July 29, 2015 hearing on "Aviation Security Challenges: Is TSA Ready for the Threats of Today?," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security. From the Opening Statement of Michael McCaul, "Two weeks ago, a terrorist struck in America's heartland - inspired by a hateful ideology -- and killed five American soldiers on U.S. soil. Fourteen years after 9/11, not only are we still under threat from Islamist terrorists, but they have gone on the offensive globally and expanded their footprint. Radicalism is on the rise, and the war is being brought to our doorsteps at terrifying speed. We have long known that our aviation sector is the crown jewel of terrorist targets, so as we stare down these real and growing threats, Congress and the American people need confidence in our defenses. In the past few months, TSA has given us concern rather than confidence. Terrorists have to be right only once, and we have to be right 100 % of the time. As millions of travelers from all over the world pass through our nation's airports, the American people must know and trust that the procedures and policies put in place make us safer." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Peter V. Neffenger.

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