GAO Reports Strong Concerns With Airline Passenger Screening Program

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on February 13, 2004

Airport Security: Challenges to Airport Passenger and Baggage Screening, by Cathleen A. Berrick, director, homeland security and justice, before the Subcommittee on Aviation, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. GAO-04-440T, February 12. Highlights

  • From the Highlights: “TSA has not completely addressed seven of the eight issues identified by the Congress as key areas of interest related to the develpment, operation, and public acceptance of CAPPS II. Other issues, including the ensuring the accuracy of data used by CAPPS II, stress testing, preventing unauthorized access to the system, and resolving privacy concerns have not been completely addressed…”
  • See also Undersecretary Hutchinson’s Remarks at a CAPPS II Media Roundtable, Friday, Feb 13, 2004.
  • Press release: Kucinich and 21 Members Of Congress Call On TSA To Suspend CAPPS II.
  • Fact Sheet: CAPPS II at a Glance, February 12, 2004.
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