Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Airport Security: Senate Reform Bill

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 Security is critical in everyday living. Ensuring that airports are secured is a requirement for all bureaucratic, government bipartisan that must be taken seriously!

Screening airline and airport employees should have been taken into consideration years ago at the establishment of the Department of Homeland (DHS), shortly creating the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to ensure that all airports and aircraft are SECURED from any outside potential terrorist attacks.  It’s amazing how these potential terrorist attacks are coming from the inside and still years later nothing is done about it.  Full physical screening of employees also "is incapable of determining a person's motivations, attitudes and capabilities to cause harm, among other limitations" (Yaniv & Stephansky, 2014). The legislation is concerned about the red tape bureaucratic nature of previous FAA Reform Bill of a conglomerate of issues rolled up into one reform bill.  The only concern that I have is the fact that airline and airport employees are forgiven from any regulatory screening practices besides random screenings.  I have posted:  Close Airport Security Gap: Screen Workers ow.ly/4n3sMS on my social media accounts.  In the article, airline worker’s SIDA badges with lax criminal background checks provide freedom and liberty to the world in which the ISIS Terrorist Cells have taken advantage of this issue and have already infiltrated the America soil in the aviation industry. With the same standard SIDA badge training given by airports nationwide for an airport and airline employee, to receive a SIDA is unrestricted accessibility.

The government’s bureaucratic red tape makes this issue thorny not only for the millions of dollars desired by the DHS but also the resources required by the TSA.  I addressed this gap in my book called The Inside Man: Evaluating Security Communication Failures at a United States Commercial Airport” regarding the ability to effectively communicate and execute airport security policies successfully between TSA, airlines, and airport employees. I explored how communication among the employee groups effectively execute and implement of TSA policy and policy changes:

 “Airport security was greatly heightened after the September 11th terrorist attacks on American soil.  Legislation has been enacted to help secure national airports and protect passengers.  Despite this legislation, deficiencies and inconsistencies, including unsecured doors, prohibited items passing through the security checkpoint, passengers entering the Security Identification Display Area (SIDA), and passengers gaining entry through employee access continue to hinder the safety and security of passengers (Poole, 2006).  The Transportation Security Administration and Homeland Security have been reaching to discover approaches if these measurements are safe or do these methods put the public at risk. As mentioned previously, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has banned liquids of certain amounts (3-1-1 Policy) in all carry-on luggage on all domestic and international air carriers due to the potential terrorist attack in Great Britain on August 10, 2006.  Since the event, policies have been pushed down to the TSA employees and for public knowledge; however, these goals were unclear.  The program was implemented immediately (less than 24 hours) of the terrorist attack, which created long lengthy lines, confiscating and robbing of the passengers’ personal items of all liquids and gels without the passengers' knowledge of this at the security checkpoint. However, terrorists are nearly successful at finding different ways to exploit our negligence on security for commercial airliners that affects thousands of lives daily. This problem impacts the nation to the whole world and every passenger that has trusted in airline traveling. Although TSA is to provide the security that our public needs to feel when they fly on one of the commercial airlines, it’s still not enough (Tyler, 2016). 

 I believe in the process of focusing on the inside of the festering threat and I believe that I am a vehicle to assist with my business INTERACTIVE INTELLIGENCE CORPORATION.  IIC is a Homeland Security, Emergency Management Consulting Company that offers interactive training solutions, software applications and market materials for professional development and program management consulting services to municipal, state and federal government agencies, and airport & airline employees/management to help resolve the communication problems discovered on September 11.  http://www.i-icorp.com/  

Poole, R. & Carafano, J. (2006).  Time to Rethink Airport Security. Retrieved on http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2006/07/time-to-rethink-airport-security

Tyler, S. (2016). The Inside Man: Evaluating Security Communication Failures at a United States Commercial Airport https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780761867258/The-Inside-Man-Evaluating-Security-Communication-Failures-at-a-United-States-Commercial-Airport  

Yaniv, O. & Stepansky, J. (2014).  Gun-Smuggling ring from Atlanta to JFK used Delta flights to move weapons: sources. Retrieved from http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/delta-worker-smuggled-guns-flights-atlanta-jfk-article-1.2054257