TranSecure is built on the concept that security in general, and aviation security in particular, is not just a matter of adding more locks and cameras; or trying to keep up with the rapidly changing mandates of the Transportation Security Administration.
There has been an infinite array of both local and national regulatory policies, procedures and mandates, all of which continue to be amended constantly – that’s where a security specialist like TranSecure comes in!
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) as used for surveillance and crime control has been a tool increasingly used throughout society, in shopping malls, housing developments, parking lots, college campuses, and public facilities everywhere. It is critically important that your CCTV deployment adhere to a professionally designed specification. Anyone can suggest more cameras; only those who have experience in the security field can provide the best designed and balanced, cost effective coverage for both security and surveillance requirements that matches the physical and operational environment.
TranSecure senior staff has managed various airport security development projects at more than 40 airports, including 13 of TSA’s “high-risk” Category X airports, and dozens of airports in the Middle East.
TranSecure continues to lead a joint government/industry committee to develop the RTCA / DO-230-D “Standard for Airport Security Access Control Systems” which recognizes the need for integration and interoperability among all the security systems protecting the airport. The document is available on the RTCA web site, www.rtca.org
When the airport security regulations were completely rewritten after 9/11, TranSecure’s experienced professionals led the TSA agency office’s rewrite efforts. Having experience in numerous industry and government positions, we have been on both sides of the table: first representing the airport associations’ industry perspective, and then as Senior FAA and TSA Policy staff molding all the parts into a final regulation. Working as consultants, we have written numerous ASPs, and we continue to modify them as regulations, security directives, and operational requirements evolve.
TranSecure chaired and co-authored an industry/government joint committee to develop TSA’s Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design and Construction, a comprehensive guidance document covering a wide range of security planning and design issues, including terminal, landside and airside, access control, CCTV, IT systems, screening checkpoints, baggage systems, blast mitigation, vulnerability assessments, and command and control (now published by National Safe Skies Alliance), available on this link.
TSA regulations require Airport Security Coordinators to be trained in a specific curriculum surrounding the regulatory requirements and security issues. TranSecure’s Senior Staff created the curriculum and provided that training nationwide. TranSecure also created the “Quality Control of Aviation Security” curriculum for the U.S. State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP), provided to senior aviation management officials worldwide.
The AVSEC Contingency Measures contained in *every* airport security program were developed at the outset of the Gulf War; TranSecure staff represented the industry in determining those measures and the threat levels to which they respond. TranSecure staff has been leaders in the re-structuring and updating of those measures under the TSA regulatory environment.
Every certificated airport requires an emergency plan; TranSecure’s experienced staff and team members can assist in revising your plan to integrate all of your airport’s operational and security-related functions into a single cohesive program in compliance with the FAR 139 requirements and the appropriate FAA Advisory Circulars.
From a simple single-scenario tabletop security exercise to a full-scale Part 139 drill with mutual aid and ARFF response, hundreds of “casualties”, and debriefing analysis and reports, TranSecure has the experience to make your exercise an exceptional learning experience.
TranSecure’s engineers can provide a full IT networking solution; we authored the industry guidance on IT and communications networks found in TSA’s “Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design and Construction” – 2017 version and the new RTCA standards for integrated access control systems.
TranSecure’s senior staff has served in both U.S. House and U.S. Senate staff positions and are thoroughly knowledgeable in the legislative and regulatory processes. They have been directly involved in security legislative development, having been the industry’s lobbying representative for a major aviation trade association. TranSecure’s CEO was Chairman of theAirport Consultants Council Security Committee for three consecutive terms, representing industry positions to DOT, FAA, and Congress.
TranSecure’s Senior Staff literally “wrote the book” on FAA and TSA security regulations. We have been involved since 1988 in the rewrite of the previous FAR 107 and FAR 108 regulations, and then their transition to the TSA 1542-1544-1546 series. Our senior professionals authored the definitive TSA Airport Security Policy / Information Guidance Handbook used by government and industry to interpret the Congressional, DOT, and FAA/TSA intent of the regulations, and their development into the Department of Homeland Security’s evolving regulatory environment.
The constantly shifting threat environment and the heightened levels of security nationwide are causing airports and air carriers to revise not only their day-to-day security processes, but also their underlying security programs, policies and procedures to meet the increasing governmental demands. TranSecure can assist in bringing you into regulatory compliance and keeping you there. TranSecure’s Senior staff wrote the book on current regulatory policy and are fully knowledgeable of compliance issues, having served as Civil Aviation Security Inspectors and as Federal Security Director.
One of the basic tenets of the quality control of aviation security is that the system must be constantly reviewed, assessed, tested, challenged, and revised as necessary. It is a continuous cycle of managerial oversight which TranSecure SMEs have provided to major airports and has instructed to other nation’s governments through our development of the training curriculum for “Quality Control of Aviation Security” for the State Department’s Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program (ATAP).