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TSA Takes Another Step to Protect At-Risk Air Cargo

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) implemented another important element of its Air Cargo Strategic Plan today by moving to enhance the agency’s Known Shipper database. The agency is issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to industry experts so that TSA can evaluate the latest techniques and technologies available for identifying at-risk cargo. “We must be smarter than our enemies to win the war on terror,” said TSA’s Acting Administrator, Rear Adm. David M. Stone. “By developing new methods to target high-risk cargo we can focus our resources where they are needed most. This threat-based risk-managed approach will allow TSA to bring air cargo security to a new level.” The RFI will seek input from experts in cargo logistics, security assessment, cargo transport, and others who can provide insight into improving the identification and isolation of high-risk cargo. These targeting tools will then allow agencies within the Department of Homeland Security to provide a higher level of scrutiny to cargo it identifies as high-risk. Full Story

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