Private Contractor versus Government-Operated System on Aviation Security
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
ASCI 202: Intro to Aeronautical science
Throughout the 1960s, 70s, and 80s, the government developed its security system by introducing inspection devices, canine teams, and etc. However, on September 11, 2001, the most terrible tragedy has changed the United States. It was the most shocking moment in the history, and it changed the whole security system in aviation industry. The Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2011 (ATSA) was passed, and the federal government created Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and gave direct ...view middle of the document...
Significance of the Problem
According to “www.tsa.gov”, the TSA spent 7.39 billion dollars just in 2014. The government is spending tremendous amount of money its security and has been looking for a better way to ensure the security of aviation industry. However, the TSA and the government are not recognizing how effective on safety and efficient and money-saving program the SPP was to improve the airport security.
IV. Development of Alternative Action
The government can keep the privately contracted airport security system. The contractors can implement their own made additional safety features on the top of the minimum required safety policies, TSA made, and can have more flexibility of hourly wage, employee benefits, the risk management techniques, and destroy the wall of bureaucracy. According to Steve Amitay, Esq. Executive Director and General Counsel of National Association of Security Companies (NASCO), he states that “Even paying the same (equivalent) wages, private companies can beat the total cost of screening relative to TSA’s actual costs, and of course, relative to total federal costs. There are many reasons for this greater cost-efficiency.” The cons of...