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Charlotte Bryan
Stakeholder Liaison
ANM Region Airports Conference Seattle, WA April 20, 2004

 TSA Budget  TSA/Airport Operations  Screener Staffing  Planning Directorate  Law Enforcement Division  National Explosives Detection Canine Teams  Regulatory Program  CAPPS II/TWIC/Registered Traveler  PP5/Opt-Out Program
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 President’s FY 2005 budget request is $5.3B
 $892M more than adjusted enacted level for FY04  $4.8B – Aviation Screening Operations  $60M - CAPPS II  $85M – Air Cargo  $154M – Aviation R&D  $147M – Transportation Security Initiatives
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AIRPORT OPERATIONS
 Five Area Directors/Deputy Directors  Aviation Support Director  158 FSD positions  Re-categorizing (80 airports go up)  Re-hubbing  Federalizing additional airports  Screener Staffing Levels
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SCREENER STAFFING
 Currently, experiencing a burn rate of 43,700 FTEs  Allows us to continue to hire at Nation’s largest airports to raise FTEs to 45K (Congressionally authorized limit)  Also enables us to hire at airports Congressionally directed to be screening baggage 100% electronically

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SCREENER STAFFING
 Closely monitoring screener workforce attrition across the country.

 Where appropriate, hire full-time or parttime screeners to backfill vacancies.
 Assessment centers at major airports in the Northeast, Southeast, North Central and South Central Area.  Filling the training pipeline rapidly and training is going well.
Charlotte Bryan, Aviation Operations
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SCREENER STAFFING
National Screening Force (NSF)
Currently have about 700 NSF screeners who provide support around the country to:

 Small airports that do not yet have a permanent workforce hired  Augment understaffed airports  Respond to emergencies and seasonal requirements

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PLANNING DIRECTORATE
Joint Vulnerability Assessments Developing an assessment protocol in conjunction with the FBI to conduct airport vulnerability assessments that provide FSD and airport operators with information they can use to improve their current security posture and develop contingency plans.

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PLANNING DIRECTORATE
MANPADS Assessments Last year, TSA conducted MANPADs assessments at all CAT X and I airports. These assessments are used to identify potential launch sites around the airport using information gathered from local agencies and the FAA. This year, TSA will reassess all CAT X’s and select CAT 1’s & provide a selfassessmt tool for FSDs to use with airport.
Charlotte Bryan, Aviation Operations
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PLANNING DIRECTORATE
Mitigation Plans FSDs have just completed developing MANPADS Mitigation Plans that identify every agency that has a role in mitigating this threat and incorporates the actions each agency will take in the event of credible intelligence or an actual event.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
Manage the Reimbursable Agreements (RA) to provide law enforcement support at checkpoints.  FY04 RA’s- CAT X CAT 1 CAT II CAT III CAT IV Total 16 36 24 80 128 284
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LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
As of 3/26/04:
224 airports have a signed RA and reimbursement for FY04 services is being made as invoices are received. Funds have been identified for an additional 53 airports where TSA is awaiting the final signed RA from the airports. We do not expect any further appeals on these 53 RA’s.  7 Airports are appealing to the FSD for higher reimbursement rates. Overall, 44 appeals were filed by airports to request an increase in the RA hourly rate. Of these,

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LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
 28 requests were approved/granted and the hourly rate increased.  9 appeals were withdrawn with acceptance of our initial proposal.  7 requests are still pending for which TSA is awaiting additional information from the airport authority/local LEO agency.

 Overall, 13 requests have been received to review the denial of a new RA. Of those,
 11 requests subsequently approved  1 withdrawn by airport authority  1 request denied.
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LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
 AFSD for Law Enforcement
 Current Staffing: 28 on-board

 3 CAT X, 15 CAT I and 10 CAT II
 FY04 increased staffing: 50

 18 CAT X, 30 CAT I and 2 CAT II
Responsibilities include:

 coordination of all law enforcement activities  Coordination with all intelligence-gathering agencies to ensure familiarity with any investigations possibly impacting upon the airport environment

Charlotte Bryan, Aviation Operations

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LAW ENFORCEMENT DIVISION
 Responsibilities (cont.)
 Ensure execution of arrests and prosecution of cases of interest  Serves as the Emergency Service Coordinator, establishing/managing Incident Command systems with First Responders and coordinating emergency response on behalf of DHS at airports to include criminal incidents (acts of terrorism)  Coordinates ground ops with FAMs including support for prisoner transport, arrest & prosecution  Works closely with the National Explosive Detection Canine Teams
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National Explosives Detection Canine Teams
 Changes in FY04 canine funding levels
 Funding will increase to $40K per number of current authorizations e.g. MIA - previous 6 teams ($240K) - FY04 - 12 teams ($480K)  Cargo Operational Test and Evaluation (OT & E) taking place in six cities  IAD, MEM, SDF, IAH, SLC, DEN  Three configurations to be tested • “Break Bulk” - “Skid” - “Palletized/Cookie Sheets” • Evaluates • Throughput – detection accuracy – false alarm rate • Phase III Expansion will begin in next few weeks • Tentatively - 18 remaining CAT I airports (54 canine teams) • Awaiting adequate staffing to facilitate expansion requirements
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REGULATORY PROGRAM
 Hiring 300 additional inspectors in ’04 (100 specifically for cargo security)

 Recently issued the TSA Sanction Guidance and Voluntary Disclosure Program  Revamped inspectors training course. Recently graduated first class.
 Developing national policy on prohibited items.
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AIRPORT INSPECTION PROGRAM
 Issued the Annual Inspection Plan to FSDs for the the conduct of inspections at airports  Monitor the 20 Airport Pilot Project  Revising the FAA Recommended Security Guidelines for AP Design/Construction  Oversight of Inspector Training

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AIR CARRIER INSPECTION PROGRAM
 Rewriting the Air Carrier Standard Security Program (AOSSP). Scheduled completion is May 2004.  Streamlining the Watchlist (Selectee/No Fly) procedures  Revising security directives. Currently, working on catering and selectee processing at the departure gate.
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AIR CARGO SECURITY
 Enhance Shipper and Supply Chain Security  Develop a Pre Screening System to positively identify cargo of an elevated risk  Develop and Deploy Technology Solutions and Security Standards to Perform Targeted Air Cargo Inspections  Secure All-Cargo Aircraft through Appropriate Facility Security Measures

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FY 04 Initiatives
 TSA initiatives include:  Enhancement of the Known Shipper Database

 Launch of the Automated Indirect Air Carrier Validation System
 Development of the Freight Assessment Database  Expand the use of TSA Canine Teams for screening cargo  Research, Development, Testing and Deployment of Explosive Detection Capabilities  Increase Cargo Inspections through additional hiring of cargo inspectors  Collaborative efforts with partners in DHS (ONRA, CBP, ICE), other federal (ONI, USCG), state and local agencies, and industry  Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)

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Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM)
 TSA proposes to amend current transportation security regulations to further enhance and improve the security of air cargo transportation

 Draft NPRM in executive coordination within TSA
 Proposal includes:  Creating a mandatory security program for all-cargo aircraft operations over 100,309.3 lbs  Amending existing security regulations and programs for aircraft operations, foreign air carriers, airport operators and indirect air carriers  Expanding the use of background checks or threat assessments to new populations, including IAC employees and individuals with access to airport ramps

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GENERAL AVIATION
 Twelve-Five Standard Security Program with over 700 operators  Flight School Security and Inspection Program:
 Flight Training Candidate Check Program  Flight School Security Awareness Program

 Maryland 3 Airports  GA outreach
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CAPPS II
 Limited, automated prescreening system  Developed with utmost concern for individual privacy rights

 Authenticated travelers’ identifies, performs risk assessments utilizing commercially available data & current intelligence information

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CAPPS II
 Data will NOT be reviewed by government employees. Intel info will remain behind government firewall.  Expected to take less than 5 seconds

 Result = recommended screening level
 Goal: make traveling more convenient with an added layer of security

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TWIC
 “smart” common, universally accepted  credential for transportation workers requiring unescorted access to some secure areas  Goal: improve security, enhance commerce and protect personal privacy  Completed technical evaluation phase, beginning prototype in three regions: Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Florida  RFP expected shortly
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REGISTERED TRAVELER
 Assess improvement in security while simultaneously enhancing customer service to the pax

 Developing a pilot program to take place this summer
 Using available technology to expedite security screening to pax who participate  Completely voluntary for qualified pax  Working with stakeholders to define parameters
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PP5/OPT-OUT PROGRAM
 Private screening at five U.S. airports: SFO, MCI, JAC, TUP, ROC

 Three year program
 Bearing Point expected to complete evaluation March/April  Use the results in the development of application process for Opt-out program

 11/14/04 airports can apply to Opt-out
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