Thursday, March 26, 2015

Locking the cockpit: How airline security varies

While some aircraft have a hidden release, it can be disabled by the pilot inside. The idea of hardening the cockpit doors was initially discouraged by some pilots who felt they might get trapped within during an emergency. Few envisioned they would get trapped outside. The bottom line is that human beings are the last point of failure (and last line of defense) in any security system. (TH)

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Airport Security: Not All Employees Screened

CTI Vice President Trenton Higareda weighs in on the airport employee screening debate. Union workers are concerned that non-union employees do not go through the same background check process as they do. However everyone who works on the airport, regardless of their status, is required to be cleared. Security procedures also require anyone in the secure area without a badge to be challenged, escorted out and reported. The question of whether to enhance physical screening to 100% for airport employees remains to be addressed.

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Fla. lawmakers call for review of TSA after breaches

This has been brought up before and when the costing came in proved expensive. Some airport's are designed in such a way, that employee screening is almost impossible. The random method has proven to be the most workable. If you do implement 100% screening, it can be beat so easily, that the employees will consider it a pain. Making them work against security, which not what anyone wants.

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Shots fired inside New Orleans International Airport

TSA and Police, both acted extremely well here. Deranged individuals are always a threat, and unless you have a chance to see them coming can be right on the TSA, ,makingit difficult to defend or call for help. Great shooting by the responding officer, only one bystander hit, which is both lucky, and shows great shot restraint, by the officer.

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4 Firearms Myths That Bad Guys Believe And You Shouldn’t |

Good read, l am not sold on all of it, but his comments on stopping carbine vs handgun matches the test results the FBI put out last year.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Don't Trust Your Security Supervisors If You Want To Fail

This is a good article on management, specifically guard force management. Lest you think it is going to be prohibitively, expensive, nay say I. FEMA has over 100 online courses, about 15 of them deal with management training, they even provide a certificate after you pass a test. Best yet they are free.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Subcommittee Hearing: Risk-Based Security: Assessing the Path Forward for TSA Pre✓™ | The House...

The latest on Passenger & Cargo Aviation Security, coming up on March 25th. Risk-based security is not a 100% safety net, but given the volume of air travelers to be screened nationwide every single day - and the resources available to perform those screenings - it is the solution that the TSA is pushing. (TH)

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Early Morning Shoot-Out Leaves Two Dead In Nuevo Progreso

This is really going to hurt business there, ,many winter Texans, use this normally protected little town across the border for inexpensive drug prescriptions, and some cheap doctor visits. But this shows that Mexico cannot even assure safety here.

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