Aviation Security: Progress Made to Set Up Program Using Private-Sector Airport Screeners, but More Work Remains Page: 3 of 55
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Results in Brief
DHS and Congress Have Begun to Address Liability Protection
Issue at Airports Using Private Screeners, but Stakeholder
Concerns about Liability and Other Program Issues Remain
TSA Provides Some Incentives to Contractors to Achieve Cost-
Savings and Plans to Shift More Cost Risk to Contractors at
Larger Airports in 1 to 2 Years
Performance Goals and Measures Developed by TSA to Assess SPP
Contractors Have Not Been Approved by DHS
Recommendations for Executive Action
Agency Comments and Our Evaluation
Appendix I Scope and Methodology 39
Appendix II Comments from the Department of Homeland Security 42
Appendix III GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 45
Related GAO Reports 46
Table 1: Airports That Participated in the 2-Year Private Screener
Table 2: Non-Pilot Program Airports That Applied to Use Private
Screeners to Conduct Screening Operations from
November 2004 through January 2006
Table 3: Type of Contract and Contract Amount for the Four
Private Screening Contractors for the Period November 19,
2004, through May 18, 2006
Table 4: TSA Performance Measures for Evaluating SPP
GAO-06-166 Aviation Security
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