Airport security has received a monumental increase in security presence. Before 9/11, private companies contracted by the airport or airline provided airport screening; however, this changed immediately after 9/11. The federal government took control of airport security by creating the Transportation Security authority, or TSA, in November 2001. The 9/11 Commission made recommendations pertaining to the enhancing of aviation security. According to Bartholomew Elias, in his book Airport and Aviation Security: U.S. Policy and Strategy in the Age of Global Terrorism, these recommendations were:
“(1) Enhancing passenger prescreening; (2) improving measures to detect explosives on passengers; (3) addressing human factors issues at screening check points; (4) expediting deployment of in-line baggage screening systems; (5) intensifying efforts to identify, track, and screen potentially dangerous cargo; and (6) deploying hardened cargo containers on passenger aircraft to protec...
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