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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, issuing body.

Uniform Title Aviation security (2013 November)
Title Aviation security [electronic resource] : TSA should limit future funding for behavior detection activities : report to congressional requesters.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2013.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-14-159    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 99 pages) : color illustrations
text rdacontent
computer rdamedia
online resource rdacarrier
Note "November 2013."
Summary "TSA began deploying the SPOT program in fiscal year 2007--and has since spent about $900 million--to identify persons who may pose a risk to aviation security through the observation of behavioral indicators. In May 2010, GAO concluded, among other things, that TSA deployed SPOT without validating its scientific basis and SPOT lacked performance measures. GAO was asked to update its assessment. This report addresses the extent to which (1) available evidence supports the use of behavioral indicators to identify aviation security threats and (2) TSA has the data necessary to assess the SPOT program's effectiveness. GAO analyzed fiscal year 2011 and 2012 SPOT program data. GAO visited four SPOT airports, chosen on the basis of size, among other things, and interviewed TSA officials and a nonprobability sample of 25 randomly selected BDOs. These results are not generalizable, but provided insights. Congress should consider the absence of scientifically validated evidence for using behavioral indicators to identify threats to aviation security when assessing the potential benefits and cost in making future funding decisions for aviation security. GAO included this matter because DHS did not concur with GAO's recommendation that TSA limit future funding for these activities until it can provide such evidence, in part because DHS disagreed with GAO's analysis of indicators. GAO continues to believe the report findings and recommendation are valid."--Highlights.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note "GAO-14-159."
Description based on online resource; title from PDF cover page (GAO, viewed January 27, 2014).
Subject United States. Transportation Security Administration.
Airports -- Defense measures.
Airports -- Management.
Airlines -- Security measures -- United States.
Added Title Aviation security : Transportation Security Administration should limit future funding for behavior detection activities
TSA should limit future funding for behavior detection activities
Running Title TSA behavior detection activities
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-14-159

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