Detection of Explosives on Airline Passengers: Recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and Related Issues

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This report discusses options for airline passenger explosives trace detection, ongoing federal R&D efforts and pilot equipment deployments, and policy issues related to the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-458). The legislation directs the Department of Homeland Security to place high priority on developing and deploying equipment for passenger explosives screening; requires TSA to submit a strategic plan for deploying such equipment; and authorizes additional research funding.

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Shea, Dana A. & Morgan, Daniel February 7, 2005.

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  • Shea, Dana A. Analyst in Science and Technology Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division
  • Morgan, Daniel Analyst in Science and Technology Policy; Resources, Science, and Industry Division

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  • Main Title: Detection of Explosives on Airline Passengers: Recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and Related Issues
  • Series Title: 109th Congress

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This report discusses options for airline passenger explosives trace detection, ongoing federal R&D efforts and pilot equipment deployments, and policy issues related to the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-458). The legislation directs the Department of Homeland Security to place high priority on developing and deploying equipment for passenger explosives screening; requires TSA to submit a strategic plan for deploying such equipment; and authorizes additional research funding.

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Shea, Dana A. & Morgan, Daniel. Detection of Explosives on Airline Passengers: Recommendation of the 9/11 Commission and Related Issues, report, February 7, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824782/: accessed September 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.