RealNews

New Air Passenger Screening Faces Tests

The government announced Thursday it will begin testing a revised nationwide system for checking personal information on every airline passenger, a post-Sept. 11 security initiative that has raised concerns about snooping and possible false identification of people as terrorists. The Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System seeks to streamline the airport screening process by flagging only those passengers deemed potential security risks. That will benefit the vast majority of travelers by ensuring fewer are stopped, Transportation Security Administration chief James Loy said. The testing at a secure government location will take up to six months. Loy said he hopes to implement the program in about a year. U.S. airline trade groups issued statements saying they welcomed the plan because it could reduce security hassles that discourage people from traveling. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.