Airport Security Restructuring Research Paper by The Joe Show

Airport Security Restructuring
This paper explores the effectiveness of airport security in the United States since 2001.
# 108654 | 1,998 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper analyzes the effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration with respect to airport security from September 11, 2001 to 2007. The paper discusses the problems with the TSA's improvements in airline security and shows how technology upgrades and increased personnel training are the most suitable solutions to improve the effectiveness of airport security in the United States.

Impacts of Alternatives
Valuation and Tradeoff Identification
Political Feasibility and Implementation

From the Paper:

"Prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, airport security efforts focused primarily on screening passengers and carry-on luggage with metal detectors and X-Ray machines. Following the tragedy, Congress ordered the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to screen all checked baggage for explosives and random searches were added to security lines. Other enhancements to airline security post-9/11 included allowing pilots to arm themselves and placing air marshals on commercial flights. The new security measures and extra precautions have conflicted sharply with traveler efficiency and convenience, and pressure has built from the public to reduce this friction between safety and expediency."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Airline Passenger Baggage Screening: Technology and Airport Deployment Update. Subcommittee on Aviation. 29 June 2006. <>
  • Ervin, Clark Kent. Open Target: Where America is Vulnerable to Attack.
  • Shea, Dana A. and Daniel Morgan. "Detection of Explosives on Airline Passengers: Recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and Related Issues." Congressional Research Service Web Aug. 2006.
  • "Unreasonable searches," Andrew McCarthy, National Review, Aug. 29, 2005 (National Review Online).
  • U.S. Rep. John Mica (R-FL). Chairman Mica's Statement From Today's Hearing on Airline Baggage Screening & Explosive Detection Systems. June 29, 2006.

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APA Format

Airport Security Restructuring (2008, October 22) Retrieved June 03, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Airport Security Restructuring" 22 October 2008. Web. 03 June. 2023. <>