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TSA falls short in evaluating aviation security programs

November 5, 2003 Although the Transportation Security Administration has taken steps to improve aviation security, the agency lacks an effective system for measuring the performance of its initiatives at the nation's airports, a General Accounting Office official told lawmakers Wednesday. "Although TSA has implemented numerous programs and initiatives to enhance aviation security, it...

TSA can hire and fire airport screeners, court rules

November 4, 2003 The American Federation of Government Employees lost a court battle to prevent the Transportation Security Administration from temporarily hiring or firing more airport screeners, a union lawyer said Tuesday. The federal district court for the District of Columbia on Monday denied the union's motion for a temporary restraining order against...

Security breach prompts TSA to ratchet up review process

November 3, 2003 The Transportation Security Administration has altered the way it screens communications at its contact center as a result of a security breach last month, an agency spokesman said Monday. Bags containing box cutters, bleach, matches and simulated bombs were found on two Southwest Airlines planes last month during routine maintenance...

Florida company pitches aviation security plan to Congress

November 3, 2003 The owner of a Florida-based transportation logistics company wants Congress to study a plan he says will increase aviation security while saving the airline industry billions of dollars. Richard Altomare, chairman and president of Universal Express in Boca Raton, Fla., has been briefing lawmakers and industry representatives in recent weeks...

TSA to use private security workers for late shift at N.Y. airport

October 31, 2003 The Transportation Security Administration plans to replace some federal passenger and baggage screeners with private security forces at New York's LaGuardia Airport starting Nov. 1. But federal screeners oppose the move, claiming TSA is trying to do an end-run around federal law and is putting airport security at risk. Federal...

FAA urged to revamp major modernization programs

October 30, 2003 The Federal Aviation Administration's major modernization programs have faced so many cost, schedule and performance problems that their baselines should be redefined, officials from the Transportation Department and General Accounting Office told lawmakers during a hearing Thursday. "Many of the projects we reviewed, both old and new, do not have...

Panel, new study cite homeland security shortfalls

October 29, 2003 Lawmakers and representatives from nongovernmental organizations said Wednesday the federal government, and the Homeland Security Department specifically, are not doing enough to address homeland security issues and problems. On Capitol Hill, the Democratic Task Force on Homeland Security released a new report in which 69 percent of respondents to a...

House lawmakers grill TSA over aviation security

October 28, 2003 House lawmakers have hit the Transportation Security Administration with an extensive list of questions about aviation security, asking the agency to explain how it is improving the training of airport screeners, accounting for expenditures, overseeing contracts, making management decisions, and working to install more explosive-detection equipment at the nation's airports....

Unions demand federal, organized screening workforce

October 27, 2003 Airline industry union representatives demanded Monday that the government maintain a federalized screening workforce with collective bargaining rights at the nation's airports, saying anything less would jeopardize aviation security. Union representatives for pilots, flight attendants, customer service agents and airline technicians held a press conference to mark the one-year anniversary...

Homeland security tests intergovernmental relations, panel says

October 24, 2003 The Homeland Security Department faces formidable challenges that, if not properly addressed, will escalate intergovernmental fragmentation, confusion and ineffectiveness, a panel of government experts said Thursday. The federal government must walk a fine line between dealing with homeland security challenges and promoting interagency coordination, while not taking power away from...

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