Promoting Air Cargo Security: A Shared Responsibility . Las Vegas, Nevada April 7, 2008. Transportation Security Inspector – Cargo (TSI-C). Transportation Security Inspectors – Cargo (TSI-Cs) serve as the primary resource to conduct all regulatory cargo inspection activity. .
Las Vegas, Nevada
April 7, 2008
Transportation Security Inspectors – Cargo (TSI-Cs) serve as the primary resource to conduct all regulatory cargo inspection activity.
Legislation mandates 100% screening by August 2010 and requires TSA to:
Establish a system to screen 100% of cargo transported on passenger aircraft.
Provide a level of security commensurateto that of passenger baggage.
Meet inspection benchmarks:
50% of cargo must be screened no later than 18 months after date of enactment (February 3, 2009).
100% of cargo must be screened no later than 3 years after date of enactment (August 3, 2010).
Provide an Assessment of Exemptions no later than 120 days after enactment (December 3, 2007). This benchmark is completed and under review.100% Screening of Passenger Air Cargo
TSA's Air Cargo Security Strategy is a layered approach
TSA’s approach to enable industry to meet this requirement includes the creation of the Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP).Changes to Air Cargo Supply Chain
The responsibility to screen cargo bound for passenger aircraft will be dispersed throughout the supply chain.
Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP)
All cargo must be screened at the piece level by TSA-approved methods prior to being loaded on a passenger aircraft.
Screening capacity at a single point in the supply chain is not sufficient to accomplish this requirement without significant carrier delays, cargo backlogs, and transit time increases.
The Certified Cargo Screening Program (CCSP) is a facility based program.
CCSP Security Standards
Physical Access Controls
Container & Trailer Security
Security Training & Threat Awareness
Chain of Custody Standards
Information must be documented and travel with the shipment.
Vehicle escort, GPS tracking, ISO compliant truck seals, and other tamper evident technologies, etc.
Documentation must be authenticated upon receipt at each regulated party.
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Security Threat Assessments (STAs) enable TSA to determine if an individual is known to pose or suspected of posing a threat –
* “Facility” refers to an area outside of a SIDA where air cargo is stored, sorted, built-up, consolidated, containerized, or screened.
Air Cargo headquarters and field personnel frequently hosted or participated in nationwide industry outreach events with IACs
Examples of industry outreach events include trade conferences, awareness-building group sessions at the airport, and one-on-one meetings
All new IACs must participate in an initial outreach prior to becoming certified by TSA
Outreach provides a complete picture of the IACs through interactive information gathering
Allows the inspector to clarify the program requirements and the consequences of non-compliance
Allows applicants to be well-informed before choosing to the join the program
Provides follow-up information that helps IACs remain compliant through intra-company change
If an IAC does not take sufficient corrective action after multiple outreach efforts, TSA may make a well-supported decision to revoke certification
You are the key to air cargo security.
You Are the Key
Air Cargo Watch Guide
Timely reporting of suspicious activities ensures air cargo security.
If you notice any suspicious items or behaviors, contact any of the following immediately:
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Make the call.
Thank you for your attention and dedication to ensuring air cargo security.