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Secure Flight: Progress or Problems for Airline Security

Recorded on April 26, 2005

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Since the Department of Homeland Security began testing "Secure Flight," it has received a lot of criticism about the program. Under Secure Flight, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checks passenger information against identifying information in the database of the Terrorist Screening Center. The Center, created by the President to integrate the information available on all the terrorist watch lists maintained by federal agencies, can then tell TSA accurately which passengers require further screening. Some argue that the program is too intrusive to individual's privacy. Justin Oberman will discuss the program and its criticisms to provide a better understanding of TSA is attempting to do.