Airport security in the U.S. – a complete failure

shop arial, view sans-serif;”>Aerial transportation security is one of the critical issues security authorities have to deal with all over the world, since an aiport is the entry gate to a country through which many tourists and commodity enter. Furthermore, the fact that once a plane is up in the air, it is completely detached from factors outside it make it a desirable target for terrorist abduction, as happened many times in the past. In light of this, it is of the utmost importance that airports’ security will be at the top of its readiness and quality at all times.

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Article courtesy : iHLSIsrael Homeland Security

At the start of June, many drills were conducted in airports all around the United States to test security. In this drills, federal agents were able to smuggle false cargo in 95% of the cases. The results of the experiment can tell about the high levels of the federal agents’ ability, but it’s much more important to analyze the abysmal failure of security in placed which are defines as having top security. The head of the Department of Homeland Security’s immediate reaction was to be reassigned, but security experts claim that this is not enough and that the body in charge of airport security must be thoroughly rearranged. More cocretely, experts think that a lot of funding must be put into developing better x-ray screening technology.

Anthony Roman, a former commercial pilot and president of Roman & Associates Inc., a global investigation and risk management company, claims that the American Transportation Security Administration must apply biometric face-recognition technology in order to detect potential terrorists in advance as well as conduct constant reviews in order to find weak points in security.

Douglas Laird, a former CIA agent and head of security in Northwest Airlines, suggests to change the x-ray screens and replace outdated system being used with new and better x-ray technologies. Other critics have called for a change in overall security and to return the responsibility of it back to airline companies, as it used to be, although the companies refused to carry the full weight of security measures.

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Article courtesy : iHLSIsrael Homeland Security

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