Aviation Security in the United States - Testimony before the joint House-Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee
September 20, 2001
Project ID: CC-2001-308
In testimony before a joint House-Senate Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, the Inspector General addressed the governance, organization, and delivery of aviation security. Given the scope and complexity of the security challenge, coupled with a longstanding history of problems associated with the aviation security program, the Inspector General recommended consideration be given to vesting this responsibility in one central Federal organization or not-for-profit Federal corporation. Based on OIG's recent reports in this area, the Inspector General also identified changes needed to supplement and enhance current security programs, especially in the areas of screening checkpoint security, airport access controls, and airport identification media.