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.