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Public Area Security Summit publishes national framework for transportation security

National Press Release
Monday, May 8, 2017

WASHINGTON — The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced the publication of the Public Area Security Summit National Framework, which is a set of recommendations jointly developed with industry, government, academic, international, and public officials, that enhances security in public spaces at airports and throughout the transportation system.

The development of the national framework commenced in mid-September 2016 with the first in a series of  Public Area Security Summits, commissioned in response to the atrocities at Brussels International Airport and Istanbul Ataturk Airport that highlight the evolving tactics and techniques that adversaries use to attack civilian targets in public areas. This threat was further amplified after the January 6, 2017, attack at Ft. Lauderdale International Airport. The group of industry, government, academic, international, and public officials worked together to leverage an entire network of transportation and security officials to devise a framework that deters terrorist attacks and creates a system that quickly and effectively responds to attacks in the public area to minimize loss of life and disruption of transportation.

Read the framework for more information.

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