TITLE

TERRORIST WATCHLIST CHECKS AND AIR PASSANGERS PRESCREENING

AUTHOR(S)
Krouse, William J.; Elias, Bart
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
International Journal of Terrorism & Political Hot Spots;2011, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p259
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the air passenger prescreening and terrorist watchlist checks in the U.S. which are performed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Customs and Border Protection (CBP). It notes the TSA's maintainance of a consolidated Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB) watchlist and its distribution to frontline screening agencies. Moreover, TSC has developed measures for handling encounters with known and suspected terrorists. The author further highlights the Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) used by CBP to gather personal identity and travel information on international travelers from passenger manifests provided by air carriers and vessel operators.
ACCESSION #
70081188

 

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