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- Laugh or cry at airport security?
October 24, 2007, 6:30am
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #29
Topics include: Midway privatization deal seems imminent; new questions about TSA screeners' performance; progress and setbacks for Registered Traveler; airport vs. airlines in New Zealand; America's first "common-use" airport; and other news.
October 1, 2007
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #28
Topics include: fixing New York's airport delays; progress on passenger checkpoints; what went wrong at BAA?; screening cargo on airliners; terrorist dry runs; and other news.
September 1, 2007
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #27
Topics include: landing fees at general aviation airports; the expanding Registered Traveler program; countering shoulder-launched missiles; airport privatization poison pill; and other news.
July 1, 2007
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #26
Topics include: the government ID card loophole; airlines vs. LAX, round 1; capacity expansion via airport privatization; market pricing for LaGuardia
May 1, 2007
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #25
Topics include: proposed airport funding changes: sensible or not?; TSA's "regulation vs. service provision" conflict; LAX vs. airlines, again; clerics vs. airport security; whither U.S. airport privatization?; and other news.
April 1, 2007
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #24
Topics include: airport worker screening; landing fees for private planes at air-carrier airports; backscatter X-rays: privacy vs. security; AMBER Alerts at checkpoints; and other news.
March 1, 2007
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #23
Topics include: newsletter changes; data-mining and risk-based screening; LaGuardia and O'Hare slots; the return of U.S. airport privatization; Registered Traveler keeps growing; and other news.
January 1, 2007
- Conflict of Interest Still a Live Issue for TSA
December 9, 2006, 8:45pm
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #22
Topics include: Registered Traveler finally going national; TSA conflict of interest; a potential airport opt-out in Key West; the boarding pass loophole; upgrading carry-on screening; and other news.
December 1, 2006
- Do Dems promise worse aviation security?
November 27, 2006, 5:44am
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #21
Topics include: what to do about liquid explosives; alternatives to checked baggage; fine-tuning air cargo security; and Registered Traveler
September 1, 2006
- Refocusing Airport Security
Risk-based screening system is needed to fight terror
August 20, 2006
- Playing Catch-up on Aviation Security
TSA is always one step behind the terrorists
August 19, 2006
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #20
Topics include: dealing with the missile threat to airliners; "bad object" follies continue; checkpoint explosives screening; and registered traveler progress.
August 1, 2006
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #19
Topics include: cargo container screening; explosives vs. knives in passenger screening; devolving screening functions; and registered traveler progress.
May 1, 2006
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #18
Topics include: backsliding on Registered Traveler; getting serious about risk-based policy; protecting airport perimeters; fixing baggage screening; and notes & quotes.
March 1, 2006
- Air Security's Latest "F"
More than four years after 9/11 it's time to fix TSA, improve airport security
January 31, 2006
- New at Reason.org: Aviation Security Gets an "F"
January 30, 2006, 11:34am
- Plan Urges TSA to Put Airports in Charge of Screening, Switch to Risk-Based System
Airport security like Israeli and European models with TSA setting, enforcing rules
January 19, 2006
- Airport Security
Time for a New Model
January 1, 2006
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #17
Topics include: new Reason study calling for rethinking TSA's role; registered traveler ramp up; muddled thinking on carry-on revisions; a new tool for protecting airport perimeters; and other news.
January 1, 2006
- Airport Security: Let airports take over
Government shouldn't be regulator and provider
October 17, 2005
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #16
Topics include: resiliency vs. target-hardening in disaster preparedness; dumping rinky-dink screening; secondary cockpit doors on United; fixing up the opt-out program; and other news.
September 1, 2005
- Improving Management of the Aviation Security Workforce
Testimony before U.S. House Homeland Security subcommittee
July 28, 2005
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #15
Topics include: transit security vs. aviation security; progress with the Registered Traveler program; protecting airports, not aircraft; devolving screening to airports; and other news.
July 1, 2005
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #14
Topics include: the beginning of Orlando's private "Known Traveler" program, airport screening opt-out risks, the costs and limits of missile defense, risk-based threat screening, and other news.
June 1, 2005
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #13
Topics include: homeland security priorities, the future of airport screening, paying for aviation security, expanding the registered traveler program, the arrival of better EDS technology, and other news.
March 1, 2005
- Security: A Time to Pause
The airport industry needs to push for fundamental changes at TSA
February 15, 2005
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #12
Topics include: departing Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge's legacy, the Screening Partnership Program, increasingly intrusive airport screenings, new approaches to the Registered Traveller Program, and other news.
December 1, 2004
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #11
Topics include: security flaws identified in the 9/11 Commission report, compensated secondary screening, alternative baggage handling, Congressman Mica's critique of TSA, congressional innumeracy, and other news.
September 1, 2004
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #10
Topics include: access control and perimeter security, explosive detection screening, screening opt-out guidelines, concerns about TSA screeners, and other news.
July 1, 2004
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #9
Topics include: devolution, disaster response, and other security news.
May 1, 2004
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #8
Topics include: developments in airline security, airport baggage screening, and how not to respond to the Madrid bombing.
March 1, 2004
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #7
Topics include: air hassles, risk-based cargo screening, and missile defense.
January 1, 2004
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #6
Topics include: cockpit doors, a private-sector trusted traveler proposal, and rethinking defense against terrorism.
October 1, 2003
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #5
Topics include: the registered traveler pilot program, cargo plane doors, and baggage theft.
September 1, 2003
- Shore Up Existing Security
Equipping all planes with anti-missile devices isn't best strategy
August 22, 2003
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #4
Topics include: the closing the belly-cargo loophole, inadequate explosive detection systems, and the LAX master plan.
July 1, 2003
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #3
Topics include: new report calling for trusted traveler system and offering alternative to CAPPS II.
May 1, 2003
- A Risk Based Airport Security Policy
Robert Poole and George Passantino
May 1, 2003
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #2
Topics include: airport passenger screening, rethinking checked-baggage screening, and baggage processing.
March 1, 2003
- Gaping Holes in Airport Security
Airports should be allowed to test private screeners
September 19, 2002
- Airport Policy and Security Newsletter #1
Topics include: baggage screening.
September 1, 2002
- Improving Airport Passenger Screening
September 1, 2002
- Rethinking Checked-Baggage
Robert Poole and Viggo Butler
July 1, 2002
- Bad News as TSA Takes Control
Airport operators want alternatives to TSA
June 26, 2002
- Speed Up Airport Security, Issue I.D. Cards
Israel uses trusted-traveler, so should US
January 17, 2002
- It's the Mandate, Not the Money
Focus on effective security, not just spending money
December 14, 2001
- False Security
Airport security bill provides costly feel-good security, unrealistic deadlines
December 5, 2001
- Air Traffic Control Newsletter #110
The ATC cross-subsidy dilemma, Controversy over controller hiring and training, Another real-time aviation weather project
February 4, 2014
- Airport Policy and Security News #98
LaGuardia and Reagan slots: picking winners and losers, PreCheck becoming more risk-based, Could privatization rescue Cleveland and Ontario airports?
March 4, 2014
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