What’s Making News in Airport Security?

As it seems the search for Malaysian flight 370 is starting to fall farther back in the news cycle, and the growing trend that more experts are thinking this is a safety not a security incident (such as a fire or rapid decompression), there are a few recent reports regarding airport security worthy of mention and commentary.

First is a report in the Journal of Air Transport Management titled: Cost-benefit analysis of airport security: Are airports too safe?

http://politicalscience.osu.edu/faculty/jmueller/JATMfin.pdf

Second, the TSA has issued its recommendations after the active shooter incident at LAX last November and the report on the incident has also been released.

http://security-today.com/articles/2014/03/27/tsa-plans-mandatory-active-shooter-training.aspx?admgarea=ht.airport

http://www.tsa.gov/press/releases/2014/03/26/tsa-report-identifies-new-measures-ensure-safety-and-security-tsa

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-tsa-union-armed-officers-20140326,0,7236636.story#axzz2xbCK2bqr

http://www.tsa.gov/sites/default/files/assets/pdf/TSA_Report_EnhancingTSAOfficerSafetySecurity.pdf

In order to avoid the common sin of not actually reading and studying these documents before commenting on them (you know, like I do when I’m on TV), I wanted to pass along these links to you for your study as well. Once I’m through reading them thoroughly, look for blogs on each topic.

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