Transportation security (31 - 40 of 42 items)
Coast Guard: Key Management and Budget Challenges for Fiscal Year 2005 and Beyond
GAO-04-636T: Published: Apr 7, 2004. Publicly Released: Apr 7, 2004.
As the lead federal agency for maritime homeland security within the Department of Homeland Security, the Coast Guard is facing extraordinary, heightened responsibilities to protect America's ports, waterways, and waterside facilities from terrorist attacks. At the same time, the Coast Guard remains responsible for many other programs important to the nation's interests, such as conducting search...
Aviation Security: Improvement still Needed in Federal Aviation Security Efforts
GAO-04-592T: Published: Mar 30, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 30, 2004.
The security of the nation's commercial aviation system has been a long-standing concern. Following the events of September 11, 2001, Congress enacted numerous aviation security improvements designed to strengthen aviation security, including the development of a passenger prescreening system and the federalization of airport screeners. Despite these changes, challenges continue to face the Depart...
Aviation Security: Factors Could Limit the Effectiveness of the Transportation Security Administration's Efforts to Secure Aerial Advertising Operations
GAO-04-499R: Published: Mar 5, 2004. Publicly Released: Mar 5, 2004.
After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued flight restrictions to prevent flights over certain areas, to include stadiums, in response to increased concerns about the threat posed by terrorists using aircraft as a weapon. Beginning in December 2001, FAA's Air Traffic Division Director of Air Traffic Services, and later the Transportation Sec...
Aviation Security: Computer-Assisted Passenger Prescreening System Faces Significant Implementation Challenges
GAO-04-385: Published: Feb 13, 2004. Publicly Released: Feb 13, 2004.
The security of U.S. commercial aviation is a long-standing concern, and substantial efforts have been undertaken to strengthen it. One of these efforts is the development of a new Computer-Assisted Passenger Prescreening System (CAPPS II) to identify passengers requiring additional security attention. The development of CAPPS II has raised a number of issues, including whether individuals may be...
Posthearing Questions Related to Aviation and Port Security
GAO-04-315R: Published: Dec 12, 2003. Publicly Released: Dec 12, 2003.
This letter responds to a Congressional request that we provide answers to questions relating to our September 9, 2003, testimony on transportation security.The Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) plan does not explicitly address the adequacy of the current immigration, customs, and air marshal workforces to address concurrent high threats to border, ground, and aviation security. Rather, the...
Aviation Security: Efforts to Measure Effectiveness and Strengthen Security Programs
GAO-04-285T: Published: Nov 20, 2003. Publicly Released: Nov 20, 2003.
Commercial aviation has been a long-standing target for terrorists. Since the tragic attacts of September 11, 2001, substantial changes have been made to enhance security--including the creation of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the federalization of the passenger screener workforce. However, despite these changes, vulnerabilities in aviation security continue to exist. Accor...
Aviation Security: Progress Since September 11, 2001, and the Challenges Ahead
GAO-03-1150T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
In the 2 years since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the security of our nation's civil aviation system has assumed renewed urgency, and efforts to strengthen aviation security have received a great deal of congressional attention. On November 19, 2001, the Congress enacted the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA), which created the Transportation Security Administration (T...
Maritime Security: Progress Made in Implementing Maritime Transportation Security Act, but Concerns Remain
GAO-03-1155T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
After the events of September 11, 2001, concerns were raised over the security of U.S. ports and waterways. In response to the concerns over port security, Congress passed the Maritime Transportation Security Act in November 2002. The act created a broad range of programs to improve the security conditions at the ports and along American waterways, such as identifying and tracking vessels, assessi...
Coast Guard: Challenges during the Transition to the Department of Homeland Security
GAO-03-594T: Published: Apr 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 2003.
The Coast Guard is one of 22 agencies being placed in the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS). With its key roles in the nation's ports, waterways, and coastlines, the Coast Guard is an important part of enhanced homeland security efforts. But it also has important nonsecurity missions, such as search and rescue, fisheries and environmental protection, and drug and migrant interdiction. GAO...
Major Management Challenges and Program Risks: Department of Homeland Security
GAO-03-102: Published: Jan 1, 2003. Publicly Released: Jan 1, 2003.
The new Department of Homeland Security (DHS) faces unique opportunities and risks for ensuring the nation's homeland security. The implementation and transformation of DHS will be complex, and the components being merged into the new department already face a wide array of existing challenges. The information GAO presents in this report is intended to sustain congressional attention and a departm...