Aviation Security, TSA's Efforts to Assess Foreign Airports and Inspect Air Carriers, Statement of Jennifer Grover, Director, Homeland Security and Justice, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives [open pdf - 182KB]
"Approximately 300 foreign airports offer last point of departure flights to the United States. TSA is the federal agency with primary responsibility for securing the nation's civil aviation system and assesses foreign airports and inspects air carriers to ensure they have effective security measures in place. While TSA is authorized under U.S. law to conduct foreign airport assessments, it does not have authority to impose or otherwise enforce security requirements at foreign airports. In contrast, TSA does have authority to impose and enforce requirements on air carriers. This statement summarizes key preliminary findings from GAO's [Government Accountability Office] draft report on (1) steps TSA has taken to enhance foreign airport assessments and air carrier inspections since 2011 and (2) steps TSA takes to address any deficiencies identified during foreign airport assessments and air carrier inspections. To develop the draft report, GAO reviewed TSA program data, interviewed TSA officials, and conducted site visits to TSA field locations that manage foreign airport assessments and air carrier inspections."
|Publisher:||United States. Government Accountability Office|
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