Publications

In The Media

2016


“Brussels Shows Vulnerability of Airports to Terror Attacks”, Mar 22, 2016, Associated Press (Laird, Harris)


2014


Airports could beef up security because of new explosives threat” June 30, 2014, Washington Post, (Laird)


“A Personal View, Aviation Security International. Feb 2014, Vol 20, Issue 1. ASI-1402-Personal View.pdf Wolff


2013


Cargo Screening - Any Improvement?” Steve Wolff, Aviation Security International. Oct 2013, Vol 19, Issue 5.ASI-1310-Cargo SWolff.pdf


Hardball with Chris Matthews” Terror in Boston, MSNBC, (Johnson)


“Philippe Jernnard Impersonates Pilot, Found In Cockpit At Philly Airport”, (Laird), huffingtonpost.com


2012

When Politics Meets the Hard Realities: Cold Fact, Speculation and Surrealism at the Checkpoint” John Huey

noquarterusa.com


“Are we ignoring the “Risk” in Risk Based Screening”, Steve Wolff, Aviation Security International, Aug 2012, Vol 8, Issue 4. ASI-1208-AVSEC-Op Wolff Final.pdf


“TSA sets deadline for '100 percent' screening of cargo on US-bound passenger flights”, (Laird), usnews.nbcnews. com


“New Law Clears the Way for Airports to Drop TSA Screeners”, (Laird), NYtimes. com


2011

“9/11 Ten Years Later: Securing Airlines After the Terrorist Attacks”, (Kosatka), MontgomeryNews. com


“9/11 10 Years On: Airport Security still not as good as it could be”, (Laird), Flightglobal.com


The Final Word - A Personal View”, Cathal Flynn, Aviation Security International, Jun 2011, Vol 17, Issue 3. ASI Article Personal_View-Flynn.pdf


“Aviation Security Soaring: The Sky’s The Limit”, (Kosatka), A&S Internatinoal, Jun 2011. Sky is the Limit-Kosatka.pdf


“10 Things the TSA Won't Tell You”, Wall St. Journal, Smart Money (Huey, Kosatka, Laird), WSJ, Smart Money


“The Face Of A System Failure”, The Boston Globe, 5th March 2011, The Boston Globe, (Laird)


IATA Pushing for Airport Checkpoints That Focus on “Bad People”, TR2 Defense Daily.com Terror Response Technology Report, (Wolff) Defense Daily Article TR2_010511.pdf


2010


“Cabin Baggage Screening: Best Practices and Effective Technologies”, Aviation Security International, August 2010, Vol 16, Issue 4 (Wolff). ASI Article - Cabin Baggage 0810.pdf


New concerns arise over body scanners”, Los Angeles Times, June 11th 2010 (Laird, Kosatka): LA Times.com


U.S. Changes Passenger-Screening Rules”, All Things Considered, National Public Radio.  April 2nd 2010 (Laird): NPR All Things Considered


People In The Know: Airport Security”, China Radio International. February 9th, 2010 (Laird): CRIenglish.com


Rethinking Airport Security”, National Public Radio (KUER.org). January 12, 2010 (Wolff): KUER Interview.mp3


TSA: Airport Screener Retrained after Shotgun Shells Incident January 12, 2010 (Laird) TMJ4 CNS News


The Cost of Airline Safety” (Laird) Fox News (Youtube)


Christmas Bomber Indictment”. 8 January 2010 (Johnson) CNN (Youtube)


2009

Searching for the X-Factor, screening liquids, aerosols and gels” (Wolff), Dec 2009, Vol 15, Issue 6 Aviation Security International


Published Articles

2010

Air marshals: Canada's secret weapons in war on terror”, (Laird), April 4, 2010, The Star.com


What we can learn from the Christmas Day bombing attempt”, (Flynn, with Butterworth, Jenkins), March 26, 2010. Washington Post


Airport-security plan calls for 500 body scanners in '11” Feb 2 (Laird) USA Today


One year later: TSA still without head after Southers withdraws name” January 21 (Laird), Security Director News


Improving aviation security is a balance between training and technology” January 12, 2010 (Laird), Security Director News


2009

The Final Word - A Personal View”, Steve Wolff, Aviation Security International, Jun 2009, Vol 15, Issue 3. ASI Arcticle: Personal View.pdf


Checkpoint Ancillaries: Enhancing the Screening Operation”, Steve Wolff,  Aviation Security International, Feb 2009 Vol 15 Issue 1. ASI Article: Checkpoint Ancillaries.pdf


2008

X-Ray: Still a Role To Play In Baggage Screening?”, Steve Wolff,  Aviation Security International, Oct 2008 Vol 14 Issue 5. Cover Article X-ray Role.pdf


2007

Flying High, Flying Safe”, Steve Wolff. NBC International Magazine. May 2007.  NBC Int'l Article.pdf


Passenger Screening, Any Improvements?”, Steve Wolff,  Aviation Security International, Feb 2007 Vol 12 Issue 8.  ASI Article: Passenger Screening.pdf


2006

The Liquid Bomb Threat. Heathrow Plot Highlights Need for Improved Checkpoint Screening”, Steve Wolff, Norman Shanks. Aviation Safety Week. Aug 2006, Vol. 20 No. 33. ASW: Liquid Bomb Threat.pdf


Cabin Baggage Screening, Any Improvements?”, Steve Wolff,  Aviation Security International, Feb 2006 Vol 12 Issue 1. ASI Article: Cabin Bag-Wolff.pdf


Blogs

2010


A Most Interesting Afternoon On The Hill”, John H Huey, No Quarter, 23 March 2010, Huey 032310 NoQuarterUSA.net


“Learning from Toyota…What Does Aviation Security Have in Common with “Unintended Acceleration”?” John H Huey, No Quarter, 11 March 2010

Huey 031110 NoQuarterUSA.net


“What Part of This Do We Not Understand?” John H Huey, No Quarter, 3 February 2010, Huey 020310 NoQuarterUSA.net


“The Crisis at the Checkpoint Continues” John H Huey, No Quarter, 21 January 2010, Huey 012110 NoQuarterUSA.net


Crisis At The Checkpoint: A Failure to Both “Collect” and “Integrate”, John H Huey, No Quarter, 8 January 2010, Huey 010810 NoQuarterUSA.net


From An Insider: The Need for Risk-Analysis, High-Threat Screening Lanes & Checkpoints, John H Huey, No Quarter, 5 January 2010, Huey 010510 NoQuarterUSA.net


2009

Is Jim DeMint Undermining Airport Security to Bust Unions?” 31 December 2009 (Laird) truthout.org

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