Private Security After 9/11 Term Paper by Nicky

Private Security After 9/11
A review of the challenges facing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and its Screening Partnership Program.
# 148541 | 1,746 words | 7 sources | APA | 2011 | US

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The paper discusses how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was developed and how it instituted the Private Screening Pilot Program. The paper explains that although challenges and limitations were found with the use of private screeners when it came to detecting threat objects, some operational flexibilities were found, and so the TSA Screening Partnership Program was developed. The paper then explores the challenges facing the TSA and its Screening Partnership Program.

The Transportation Security Administration
The Private Screening Pilot Program
The TSA Screening Partnership Program
Challenges to the TSA Screening Partnership Program

From the Paper:

"The Private Screening Pilot Program consisted of 5 of the 450 commercial airports in the United States, including one federalized airport. These first five airports who continued to utilize private screening contractors under the Private Screening Pilot Program were: San Francisco International, Kansas City International, Greater Rochester International (NY), Jackson Hole Airport (WY), and Tupelo Airport (MS) .The Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 required that an 'opt-out' program be available to airlines, in the use of federal screeners, for their facility. This test program ended on November 19th, 2004. However, the TSA issued several temporary bridge contracts to the original five private screening pilot program participants, allowing them to continue providing services while the TSA had time to develop the regulations for applying to become a private screening contractor, as well as the acquisition process, the Qualified Vendors List and the Requests for Proposals, for the new contracts ("TSA awards", 2006). There were challenges, however, encountered by the initial pilot program."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berrick, C. (15 Apr 2008). Efforts to strengthen aviation and surface transportation security continue to progress, but more work remains: GAO-08-651T. GAO Reports. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from MasterFILE Premier database.
  • GAP: TSA's study of private-sector airport screening flawed. (25 Feb 2009). Airport Security Report, 15(30). Retrieved May 6, 2009, from International Security & Counter Terrorism Reference Center database.
  • Our history. (No date). Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
  • Program overview. (No date). Retrieved May 6, 2009, from
  • Rabkin, N. (22 Apr 2004). Aviation security: Private screening contractors have little flexibility to implement innovative approaches: GAO-04-505T. GAO Reports. Retrieved May 6, 2009, from MasterFILE Premier database.

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