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Dear Admiral Neffenger, Part V

Part 5 of 5 in a series on fixing aviation security. Dear Admiral Neffenger, TSA needs to embrace SeMS – Security Management Systems. SeMS is already up and running through IATA and ICAO. Here in that States, the FAA has been dragging its feet on SMS (Safety Management System) for years although it’s a proven… Continue Reading

Dear Admiral Neffenger, Part IV

Part 4 in a series of 5, on fixing aviation security. Dear Admiral Neffenger, We need to get the word out to the police and airport security community on the real threats, so we can focus our limited time, resources and money on the actual threats. I heard a Sheriff the other day at a… Continue Reading

Should We Ban Guns From Airports?

Recently, one of our lawmakers introduced a bill to ban guns from airports, which begs the question “Is this the right thing to do?” (read the full article) I find this to be an interesting question. Let’s hear some feedback. I live in Colorado, a State that’s experienced both Columbine and the Aurora movie theater shooting,… Continue Reading

DHS Exposes Weaknesses in TSA Security

The latest report about DHS red team personnel able to get prohibited items through screening checkpoints without being detected, an average of 95% of the time, is extraordinary. Even more extraordinary though is why the items were not being detected. According to the inspectors, the failures were “caused by human and technology-based failures,” John Roth,… Continue Reading

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