Napolitano to Anounce New ‘Multiple, Random Layers’ of Airport Security
April 2, 2010
(ChattahBox)— After a review of airport security measures, precipitated in the wake of the failed attempt of the Christmas-Day bomber on a Northwest Airlines flight, new security screening will be instituted nationwide. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, will announce the new airport security procedures on Friday.
The new airport screening measures will supersede tightened measures implemented after the failed Christmas-Day attack by Nigerian Umar Farouk AbdulMutallab.
A senior administration official told CNN that the new screening process has a series of checks and balances:
“These new, enhanced measures are part of a dynamic, threat-based aviation security system covering all passengers traveling by air to the United States,” the official said. “To more effectively mitigate evolving terrorist threats, these measures utilize multiple, random layers of security, both seen and unseen and are tailored to intelligence about potential threats.”
President Obama ordered a systemic review of our nation’s airport security immediately after the Christmas bombing attempt. And the new screenings are the result of that comprehensive review.