Planning in uncertain times

New Transportation Security Administration (TSA) programs are being implemented, with wide-reaching operational implications. Those concerning checkpoint operations are more evident; those involving checked baggage screening, less so. Explosives detection systems (EDS) equipment is being tested and readied for use in TSA's recapitalization program, an initiative to replace aging equipment. In a world of reduced funding levels, the challenge exists as to how risk-based screening can ameliorate the trade-off between developing new technologies and maintaining/incrementally improving current ones. It is thought that TSA will implement strategies in order to maximize the efficient use of whatever funding is now and will be available.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: pp 12-15
  • Serial:
    • Airport Magazine
    • Volume: 25
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: AAAE Service Corporation, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 0744-5326

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01483181
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 5 2013 8:53AM