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Transportation official seeks business advice on security

The head of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) on Thursday called on businesses to help develop a national security plan for transportation systems. “This is an all-hands evolution,” TSA Administrator James Loy told a conference on network-centric operations. “We are sort of in this together.” The plan will be a “collection point” for the six different transportation sectors, Loy said, adding that TSA is examining its current and future functions, core competencies and who they need to help them get those, including the information technology industry. The future IT capabilities of the department “will rival any you see in government today,” he said. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge also has asked TSA to prepare a national response plan. It will differ from others by encompassing everything from preventive measures to consequence management, Loy said. Full Story

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