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The Aviation Security in the Wake of the Terror Acts

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This was done by employing advanced screening procedures among baggage and passengers. The act also comprises of provisions ordering TSA to make initiatives for enhancing the security of the airport facilities, access controls of computer systems and the workers of the airport. In line with the aggravating situation of terrorist scare, the General Accounting Office (GAO) was tasked to take charge of evaluating the efforts of TSA in the following: (1) assessing the security of the airport facilities and the access control that regulate the admission to secured areas of the airport. (2) assisting the airports in the implementation and improvement of the security in the airport facilities and access control by giving financial assistance and technical support. and (3) employing actions to lessen the possibility of risk in security caused by airport employees (GAO, 2004). Some of the findings of GAO helped in the recognition of dangers in the airport facilities and security in access controls in all of the airports inspected. There were also some attempts to formulate new measures of identifying how to evaluate, endorse and prioritize funding of security projects. Nevertheless, difficulties arose in the TSA’s administration of these programs (GAO, 2004).Similar challenges on airport security were also present in other parts of the globe. For one, Canada is taking some measures to improve their aviation security. It is said that the airports of Canada are a home to criminal activities. Due to the evaluations and open criticisms to the aviation security that involves the identification of weaknesses, as a result of the September 11th bombing, terrorists are being encouraged to take advantage of these security deficiencies and cause troubles for Canada.