Terrorist Screening Database and Preventing Terrorist Travel [November 7, 2016]   [open pdf - 913KB]

"After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the federal government developed a unified regimen to identify and list known or suspected terrorists. The regimen has received repeated congressional attention, and this report briefly discusses for congressional policymakers how the U.S. government fashions and uses the Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) to achieve such an end. It also discusses how the federal government engages in two travel-related screening processes-visa screening and air passenger screening. Both processes involve subsets of the Terrorist Screening Database."

Report Number:CRS Report for Congress, R44678
Author:Bjelopera, Jerome P.
Elias, Bartholomew
Siskin, Alison
Publisher:Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service
Copyright:Public Domain
Retrieved From:Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
Media Type:application/pdf
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