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Private Plane Lands Unnoticed at Sensitive Air Force Base

Private Plane Lands Unnoticed at SensitiveAir Force Base

OKLAHOMA CITY, APRIL 1 - Coming on the heels of renewed concerns about the inadequacy of federal efforts to make general aviation more secure, on March 12, a civilian Cessna aircraft made an unnoticed emergency landing at Tinker Air Force Base near Oklahoma City. The air base is the home of the Defense Department’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft. Tinker officials admitted that appropriate base authorities didn’t know the aircraft had landed until after it was on the ground.

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Private Aircraft Flights Not Documented; Plane From Norway Enters US Airspace, Lands in Oklahoma Und


Oklahoma City Radio Station Exposes National Problem

WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 30 - In January, roughly a month before the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) circulated a classified assessment on aviation security to federal and state counterterrorism and aviation officials in which they warned “terrorists may choose to rent or steal general aviation aircraft housed at small airports with little or no security,” DHS officials were already investigating how a small private plane from Norway flew into US airspace and landed at Oklahoma City’s downtown airpark without anyone asking questions – at least not until the plane was already on the ground.

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Hoopla Over GAO Airport Security Probe Misleading


Congressional Inaction, Funding, Technology Gaps,Training All Factors

WASHINGTON, DC, MARCH 19, 2005 - Despite the multibillion-dollar overhaul of commercial aviation security – which does not include the largely unregulated and poorly secured general aviation sector, which is another problem altogether - since 9/11, investigators for Congress’ investigative arm, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), were able to sneak homemade bomb components past federal screeners at all 21 airports they targeted during a recent exercise that admittedly was less stringent than drills performed by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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TSA Airport Screeners Say They’re Overworked, Undermanned


WASHINGTON, DC, JAN 21 - During interviews with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screeners at airports from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. in recent months, screeners told HSToday they are having to work longer hours and extra shifts because of understaffing, and have been called to work on days off because of the lack of manpower to meet workloads.

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Concerns Over Aged Systems to Check Criminal Backgrounds, Air Passenger Names Against No-Fly List


CAPPS Replacement Resembles Pentagon Spy Program Axed by Congress

WASHINGTON, DC, SEPT. 24 - On January 25, 1993, 28-year-old Mir Aimal Kansi, a Pakistani living in Virginia, opened fire with an AK-47 assault rifle on cars stopped at a red left turn light in McLean. They were waiting to enter the grounds of the Central Intelligence Agency headquarters. Kansi killed two people, both employees of the CIA, and wounded three others. He then fled to Pakistan, where he was captured in 1997. He was executed November 14, 2002 by lethal injection in Virginia.

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Intelligence in Turmoil: Failed Legislation, Strife at CIA and HS in Peril


WASHINGTON, DC, DEC. 3 – President Bush’s directive late last month to CIA Director Porter Goss ordering him to “strengthen CIA intelligence analysis capabilities substantially and promptly,” was one of three directives Bush signed to strengthen US counterterror capabilities government-wide in an attempt to fill the void left by Congress’ inability to pass legislation incorporating recommendations of the 9/11 Commission to revamp the Intelligence Community (IC).

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