“It remains a priority for Al Qaeda”: The never-ending challenge of securing our air transport sector

A 10-year anniversary passed with little fanfare recently: the day the U.S. government assumed responsibility for airport screening after 9/11. I remember this day – April 29, 2002 – vividly. I was awake for its entire 24 hours and, with one other colleague, manned a checkpoint at the airport in Baltimore for the four-hour gap (midnight to 4AM) after the last contract screeners were let go and newly minted TSA officers took over. There were no flights during this time, but someone had to watch the checkpoint; our meticulous transition planning overlooked this detail.

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