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By Johnstone

ISBN-10: 0275990753

ISBN-13: 9780275990756

ISBN-10: 0313081360

ISBN-13: 9780313081361

R. William Johnstone served at the transportation defense employees of the 9-11 fee, and wrote this e-book to construct upon and complement the Commission's paintings. In its pages, he explains the aviation defense method failure on Sept. 11, makes use of that as a way for comparing post-9/11 transportation protection efforts, and proposes treatments to endured shortcomings.9/11 and the way forward for Transportation defense is predicated on info initially supplied to the Sep 11 fee, augmented by way of unpublished reviews and a wealth of alternative fabric that has come to gentle because the issuance of the Commission's personal document in July 2004. half One analyzes the aviation safeguard system's background and associations to provide an explanation for why the procedure failed on Sept. 11. half seems to be at what has been performed in aviation and transportation defense in view that September 11, together with the Commission's concepts and the congressional reaction to them. eventually and most importantly, half 3 outlines a instructed process for bettering present U.S. transportation safeguard. It starts with primary coverage questions that needs to be replied if we're to optimize transportation protection efforts, and concludes with either underlying ideas for motion and particular techniques.

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S. 4 With such perceptions—and realities—and with a security system that was largely paid for and carried out by an industry that was still struggling economically,5 it is perhaps somewhat easier to understand some of the constraints operating on the aviation security system on September 11, 2001. But, as observed previously, even with a pre-9/11 mindset, the system’s flaws were well known. As DOT Inspector General Kenneth Mead testified to the 9/11 Commission: I think that the system we had in place before September 11th had in fact undergone incremental improvements over the years .

14 In July of 1996, FAA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee created a Baseline Working Group (BWG), comprised of federal officials, representatives of the aviation industry, and public interest groups. ”15 In December 1996 the BWG issued its Domestic Security Baseline Final Report, which called for “effectiveness,” rather than cost or expediency to be the primary determining factor in establishing a baseline for security. S. ” Finally, it called for a series of measures to rapidly improve the security system, via the timely deployment of available technologies (including liquid explosives scanning devices and trace portals for the larger airports), and “institutional and procedural changes” in the system (including expansion of the Federal Security Manager program, designation by air carriers and airport operators of a security head “who should be a senior management official,” and streamlining the rule-making process for security).

Clearly, had the airlines more effectively pooled the information they each possessed by this point, both would have been far better informed on the nature of what was transpiring. 18 Awareness within the Air Traffic Control (ATC) system was similarly muddled in the first forty-five minutes of the 9/11 hijackings. m. m. m. the Boston Air Traffic Control Center instructed its controllers to notify all aircraft within the Center’s airspace of the two crashes in New York City and advise them to heighten cockpit security.

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