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Actions Needed to Improve Aviation Security - Testimony before the Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia, U.S. Senate

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CC2001313

Summary

In a joint hearing before the Committee on Governmental Affairs and the Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring and the District of Columbia, U.S. Senate, 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.