The purpose of this act was to create a more

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The purpose of this Act was to create a more effective screening technology no later than November of 1993, but by 1997 the FAA still had not deployed it. The Aviation Security and Anti-terrorism Act of 1996 In July 1996, immediately after takeoff a TWA Flight 800 exploded over Long Island, leaving dead every soul on board, all 229. The investigation went on for more than 18 months
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EVOLUTION OF PASSENGERS SCREENING 4 and was inconclusive as to what caused the explosion. Traces of explosives found on the wreckage led to believe that a bomb was the cause of the accident. A following investigation proved that the residue found came from periodic K-9 dog training. The then president US, Bill Clinton created the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security, led by Al Gore. “The Gore Commission stated that “The commission believes that terrorist attacks on civil aviation are directed at the United States, and that there should be an ongoing federal commitment to reducing the threats that they pose” (Gore, 1997), Price, J. C., & Forrest, J. S. (n.d.). Practical aviation security: Predicting and preventing future threats”. The purpose of this Act was to create a more effective screening technology no later than 1993, but by 1997 the FAA had not deployed it. The Airport Security Improvement Act of 2000 The Aviation Security Improvement Act of 2000 ordered to standardize screeners training and employees that required SIDA access, and to be subject to a 10-year employment history check. It also required that the new standards provide with a total of 40 hours of classroom training and 40 hours on the job training to all screening candidates. Another step to take in a candidate was not able to provide with the 10 year requirement was to be subject to finger printing before obtaining access to SIDAs or work as a security screener. The following year The Aviation Security Act of 2001 (ATSA 2001) conveyed screening responsibilities to TSA, plus the new process of checked-baggage screening to the pot.
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EVOLUTION OF PASSENGERS SCREENING 5 911 There is no doubt that September 11 2001 is the single most significant act of terrorism in US soil, Pearl Harbor. That day of September is a day that will always be remembered, as it changed not only our way of life in America, but all around the world. That day most Americans lived in a cocoon not knowing all the security flaws in aviation. Once the attack on the Trade Towers and the Pentagon occurred, everyone seemed to realize that as a nation, they were not as secure as they had thought. Nineteen terrorists on the morning of September 11, 2001, managed to breach security check points and personnel and board four unsuspecting commercial airlines; these terrorists left a scar on America that unforgettable day accounting for countless deaths, shattered families, and a strong wake-up call for a much needed check up on America's security, in particular airline security (The Evolution of Airline Security Since 9/11 - International Foundation for Protection Officers. (n.d.). Retrieved December 06, 2016, from - evolution-of-airline-security-since-911 )
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