Aviation Security

Screener Training and Performance Measurement Strengthened, But More Work Remains

Author: Cathleen A. Berrick

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780756748944


Page: 60

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The screening of airport passengers & their checked baggage is a critical component in securing our nation's commercial aviation system. This report incorporates results from a survey of 155 Federal Security Directors -- the ranking Transportation Security Admin. (TSA) authority responsible for the leadership & coordination of TSA security activities at the nation's commercial airports. This report addresses: (1) actions TSA has taken to enhance training for passenger & checked baggage screeners & screening supervisors, (2) how TSA ensures that screeners complete required training, & (3) actions TSA has taken to measure & enhance screener performance in detecting threat objects. Charts & tables.

Supply Chain Security

International Practices and Innovations in Moving Goods Safely and Efficiently

Author: Andrew R. Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313364206

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 468

View: 8028


A practical, global-centric view of how to make the worldwide supply chain safer, more resilient, and efficient. * Comprises 24 chapters combining original, cutting-edge research and insight * Includes the work of 35 expert contributors, representing 18 countries * Presents 40 photos and illustrations depicting supply chain threats and security measures * Offers a comprehensive index

Management of Information Security

Author: Michael Whitman,Herbert Mattord

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435488849

Category: Computers

Page: 592

View: 1709


Management of Information Security, Third Edition focuses on the managerial aspects of information security and assurance. Topics covered include access control models, information security governance, and information security program assessment and metrics. Coverage on the foundational and technical components of information security is included to reinforce key concepts. This new edition includes up-to-date information on changes in the field such as revised sections on national and international laws and international standards like the ISO 27000 series. With these updates, Management of Information Security continues to offer a unique overview of information security from a management perspective while maintaining a finger on the pulse of industry changes and academic relevance. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Discerning President Obama's National Security Strategy

Author: Kristen Boon

Publisher: Oceana Publications

ISBN: 0199758204

Category: Political Science

Page: 624

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Volume 112 of Terrorism: Commentary on Security Documents, Discerning President Obama's National Defense Strategy, makes available documents from the first fifteen months of the Obama administration that provide insights into its developing national defense strategy. Included are documents specifically relating to the U.S. Department of Defense and the nation's armed forces. Included is the February 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review Report of the Department of Defense, one of the most significant documents providing insight into the defense component of national security. General Editor Douglas Lovelace, an expert in U.S. military matters, elucidates the complexities of military spending and of counter-insurgency tactics. Also included are reports detailing the strategy and performance of government agencies involved in the security effort, such as the Department of Homeland Security. These reports shed light on internal department assessments as well as external evaluations. Finally, strategy documents produced by the U.S. armed forces describe the national security policy being implemented by the nation's senior military leaders. Researchers will benefit from the focused and comprehensive nature of these reports.

Homeland Security

Actions Needed to Improve Security Practices at National Icons and Parks

Author: Mark L. Goldstein

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437923321


Page: 52

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The September 11 terrorist attacks have heightened concerns about the security of the nation's icons and parks, which millions of people visit every year. The National Park Service (NPS) within the Dept. of the Interior is responsible for securing nearly 400 park units that include icons and other parks. In 2004, an audit identified a set of key protection practices that include: allocating resources using risk management, leveraging technology, information sharing and coordination, performance measurement and testing, and strategic management of human capital. This report determined whether the NPS¿s security efforts for national icons and parks reflected key practices. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

Information Security

Concerted Effort Needed to Improve Federal Performance Measures

Author: Gregory C. Wilshusen

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437925405


Page: 49

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Information security is a critical consideration for federal agencies, which depend on information systems to carry out their missions. Increases in reports of security incidents demonstrate the urgency of adequately protecting the federal government's data and information systems. This report: (1) describes key types and attributes of performance measures; (2) identifies practices of leading organizations for developing and using measures to guide and monitor information security activities; (3) identifies the measures used by federal agencies and how they are developed; and (4) assesses the federal government's practices for informing Congress on the effectiveness of information security programs. Includes recommend. Illus.

Protecting Transportation

Implementing Security Policies and Programs

Author: R William Johnstone

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 0124079288

Category: Political Science

Page: 398

View: 5283


Protecting Transportation: Implementing Security Policies and Programs provides a thorough overview of transportation security in the United States, with a focus on policy. The book coversall major transportation modes and puts the American security system into perspective against other national and international systems. Author R. William Johnstone, a transportation security expert and member of the 9/11 Commission staff, discusses how the current transportation security system came to be and how it is performing. Whether you are a current or aspiring transportation security professional, a policymaker, or an engaged citizen, Johnstone’s presentation equips you to understand today’s issues and debates on a problem that affects every member of the global community. Transportation security has evolved in the years since 9/11 from a relatively modest, sporadic undertaking into a multi-billion dollar enterprise employing tens of thousands. Protecting Transportation describes how that system is organized, funded, and implemented. Fosters critical thinking by reviewing the development and evaluation of key transportation security programs Clarifies security issues in the context of civil liberties, federal spending, and terrorist incidents in the United States and globally Considers the “inputs of security policy, including laws, regulations, and programs; and the “outcomes, such as enforcement, effectiveness metrics, and workforce morale