Examining TSA's Global Efforts to Protect the Homeland from Aviation Threats and Enhance Security at Last Point of Departure Airports: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, December 8, 2015 [open pdf - 786KB]
This is a testimony compilation of the December 8, 2015 hearing "Examining TSA's Global Efforts to Protect the Homeland from Aviation Threats and Enhance Security at Last Point of Departure Airports" held before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Transportation Security. From the opening statement of John Katko: "We cannot afford to ignore potential security lessons from this incident. Today, the Subcommittee on Transportation Security is holding this hearing to better understand the size and scope of TSA's global programs aimed at securing international aviation, as well as recent efforts to enhance security at overseas airports with direct flights to the United States. The recent tragic bombing of the Metrojet flight, which killed all 224 people on board, reminds us once again the attractive target aviation is for terror groups. Additionally, if this attack was carried out by ISIS, as has been claimed, it represents a shift in the threat landscape against aviation and a newfound capability for ISIS in carrying out attacks. Because of this, TSA's overseas mission is now more important than ever, and it is critical that this Subcommittee understands the extent of TSA's global reach, as well as how the U.S. government is working with its foreign partners and aviation stakeholders to enhance security at overseas airports."
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