AVIATION SECURITY: Efforts to Validate TSA's Passenger Screening Behavior Detection Program Underway, but Opportunities Exist to Strengthen Validation and Address Operational Challenges

Lord, Stephen M.
May 2010
GAO Reports;5/20/2010, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article discusses the report of the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). GAO reviewed the validation of the program before deployment, the challenges in its implementation and the effect of SPOT on aviation security. GAO advised the TSA to use an independent panel of experts in enhancing SPOT data collection and analysis and identifying possible threats.


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