The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General recently released a special report entitled TSA’s Role in General Aviation Security. This is one of a series of audit, inspection, and special reports prepared as part of the Department’s oversight responsibilities to promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness within the department.
The report was in response to a congressional request from U.S. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection, House Committee on Homeland Security. This report addresses the current general aviation security requirements, the threat environment, and the steps the Transportation Security Administration has taken in the past 3 years to strengthen general aviation security. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of relevant agencies and institutions, direct observations, and a review of applicable documents.
Richard L. Skinner Inspector General wrote in a preface to the report, "We trust this report will result in more effective, efficient, and economical operations. We express our appreciation to all who contributed to the preparation of this report."
You can view the entire report at: http://www.dhs.gov/xoig/assets/mgmtrpts/OIG_09-69_May09.pdf