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Transportation Security Administration: Oversight of Explosive Detection Systems Maintenance Contracts Can be Strengthened
Mandated to screen all checked baggage by using ex

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By Cathleen A. Berrick (au)
Year: 2006
Pages: 51
Binding Paperback

Product Code: 1422308332

Mandated to screen all checked baggage by using explosive detection systems at airports by Dec. 31, 2003, the Transportation Security Admin. (TSA) has deployed two types of screening equipment: explosive detection systems (EDS), which use computer-aided tomography X-rays to recognize explosives, & explosive trace detection (ETD) systems, which use chemical analysis to detect explosive residues. This report discusses: (1) EDS & ETD maintenance costs; (2) factors that played a role in these costs; & (3) the extent to which TSA conducts oversight of maintenance contracts. The author reviewed TSA’s contract files & processes for reviewing contractor costs & performance data. Includes recommendations. Charts & tables.

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