Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Author Jackson, Brian A., 1972- author.

Title Efficient aviation security : strengthening the analytic foundation for making air transportation security decisions / Brian A. Jackson, Tom LaTourrette, Edward W. Chan, Russell Lundberg, Andrew R. Morral, David R. Frelinger.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : RAND Corporation, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (xxv, 155 pages) : color illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Series Rand Corporation monograph series
Rand Corporation monograph series.
Note "RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center."
"MG-1220-RC."--Page 4 of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Introduction: the goal of efficient security -- The problem to be solved: aviation terrorism risk past, present, and future -- The costs of security can depend on what is being protected-and security can affect its value -- The benefits of security depend on how different security measures work together -- The benefits of security depend on how it shapes adversary choices: the example of the Federal Air Marshal Service -- The benefits of security depend on tradeoffs between intended and unintended consequences: the example of a Trusted Traveler Program -- Can the benefits of security be estimated validly? -- Conclusion: efficient security in a time of fiscal pressure.
Summary In the decade since the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, aviation security has remained a policy area at the forefront of the national policy agenda. Al-Qa'ida has maintained its focus on the U.S. aviation system, and a number of attempted attacks on aircraft have been thwarted in the succeeding years. Internationally, there have been successful attacks on aircraft and airports, and continued adaptation and innovation by terrorist groups has presented aviation planners with a shifting risk environment. The frequent adjustments and systematic tightening of security around the aviation system that have occurred since 9/11 have also put the collateral and intangible effects of security efforts into the national spotlight, with significant controversy about the intrusiveness of security, and have stimulated both analysis and debate about whether the benefits of new security measures outweigh their costs. This document seeks to contribute to the national debate on aviation security by examining a set of issues that are either overlooked or not well captured in analyses of the costs and benefits of security measures. Our effort is motivated by the position that the goal of aviation security is not just to reduce risk in the aviation system, but to do so efficiently, particularly in an era when fiscal constraints require difficult choices between spending resources on security or other important national priorities. We present a series of distinct analyses focused on tools and approaches we believed were missing and therefore hurting efforts to develop efficient security strategies, implement tactics, and get the best outcomes for the resources spent to ensure aviation security.
Subject Aeronautics -- Security measures -- United States.
Terrorism -- United States -- Prevention.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Transportation.
Terrorism -- Prevention (OCoLC)fst01148123
Aeronautics -- Security measures. (OCoLC)fst00798387
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author LaTourrette, Tom, 1963- author.
Chan, Edward Wei-Min, 1970- author.
Lundberg, Russell, author.
Morral, Andrew R., author.
Frelinger, Dave, author.
Rand Corporation, issuing body.
RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center.
Added Title Strengthening the analytic foundation for making air transportation security decisions
Other Form: Print version: Jackson, Brian A., 1972- Efficient aviation security 9780833076526 (DLC) 2012026313 (OCoLC)813208211
ISBN 9780833079701 (electronic bk.)
0833079700 (electronic bk.)

Available items only