Aviation security.AVIATION SECURITY. A bill (H.R. 2649) introduced by Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) would amend federal transportation law to increase security measures Noun 1. security measures - measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.; "military security has been stepped up since the recent uprising"
security in various sectors of the aviation industry.
The bill would require that the Homeland Security Department There were gaps in the U.S. system for detecting and deterring terrorist acts in the homeland. That became clear September 11, 2001. The Department of Homeland Security is the george w. bush administration's plug for those gaps. establish a system to inspect all of the cargo transported on passenger aircraft. This provision would apply to both domestic and foreign carriers.
The bill would also mandate that airport operators complete vulnerability assessments of airport facilities and develop plans for addressing those vulnerabilities. As part of the plan to improve access control, the bill would require that the government issue regulations setting out standards for background screening of airport personnel and metal detector screening of all airport workers. The regulations would also set out rules for prohibiting any person other than an airport employee from obtaining a security badge that would provide access to the secure areas of the airport.
Under the bill, all flight attendants would undergo mandatory basic security training. In addition, the bill sets out whistleblower whis·tle·blow·er or whis·tle-blow·er or whistle blower
One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority: "The Pentagon's most famous whistleblower is . . protection for airport workers, including those employed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA TSA
See tax-sheltered annuity (TSA). ).
H.R. 2649 has no cosponsors and has been referred to the House Homeland Security Noun 1. Homeland Security - the federal department that administers all matters relating to homeland security
Department of Homeland Security
executive department - a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States Committee's Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Security, and Cybersecurity.