ASCI 254 Module 8.4 Assignment-Research Paper Submission.docx - RUNNING HEAD The Homeland Security Act of 2002 The Homeland Security Act of 2002 ASCI

ASCI 254 Module 8.4 Assignment-Research Paper Submission.docx

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RUNNING HEAD: The Homeland Security Act of 2002 1The Homeland Security Act of 2002ASCI 254: Aviation LegislationModule 8.4: Research Paper SubmissionChas PhillipsEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityProfessor Jim McGloneApril 11, 2019
THE HOMELAND SECURITY ACT OF 2002 2AbstractThis dissertation serves to explore the many impacts the Homeland Security Act had on the commercial aviation industry upon its implementation in 2002. As a necessity, I will provide historical context, with the ultimate goal of providing insight into the Act’s importance during the time period of its enactment. Subsequently, this will include detailing the unique events that led to the US Congress signing the HSA into law. To provide the most accurate depiction of the elements surrounding the Act’s founding, I will utilize factual data from scholarly and professional sources. This serves to provide the most analytical and accurate depiction of research information as possible. In addition, I will also highlight which organizations have spawned from the Act’s creation and where the Act has led both the commercial aviation industryand the country today. By the conclusion, it is my hope that the audience is well-informed on the subject matter and begins to engage in conversation relevant to this topic.
THE HOMELAND SECURITY ACT OF 2002 3The Homeland Security Act of 2002Introduction. Following the events that led to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and subsequent mailings of anthrax spores, the country was in a state of dismay. Sensing the urgency of the matter, U.S. Congress enacted the Homeland Security Act on November 25, 2002 as part of legislation and policy aimed at thwarting further attacks. Inthe historical context when this act was implemented, we’ll explore its importance at the time, and what long-term impacts it had on the commercial aviation industry.The Homeland Security Act of 2002.On September 11, 2001, terrorists affiliated with the terrorist organization known as “Al Qaeda, hijacked four passenger planes. Their intent was only realized when coordinated suicide attacks were conducted against the Pentagon in Washington D.C., the World Trade Center in New York City and a fourth that missed its destination and crashed into a field in Pennsylvania asthe passengers and crew attempted to regain control. The attacks were viewed as evil and despicable acts of terror that could not go unanswered. Many journalists believed it to be the worst attack seen since that of Pearl Harbor.

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