Department Of Homeland Security And Aviation Security

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Aviation Security is a huge concern in the United States. With increasing threats of terrorist plots, especially after the September 11th terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland security has made huge leaps to keep America’s travelers, airports, and airways safe. With growing concerns of terrorism and other issues, the Department of Homeland Security put in place an organization known as TSA (Transportation Security Administration) and other federal regulations under the Aviation and Transportations Security Act of 2001. It has been 10 years since the establishment of TSA and the new rules of air travel, even though recently they have fallen into a realm of criticism with their new body scan techniques. After the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks aviation security has been one of the biggest issues in the world. There are several ways in which airports and cargo shipments are protected and there are different types of technologies that are currently being used to assist in these efforts to keep airports and cargo shipments safe guarded.…show more content…
In addition to protecting airports there are legal issues involved in airport security that presents a challenge of balancing the need for improved security with protecting and preserving civil liberties that are outlined in the fourth amendment of the US
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