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December 7, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


601 South 12th Street Arlington, VA 22202

Meeting Minutes

Summary
This was the Aviation Security Advisory Committee’s (ASAC) Annual Public Meeting. The
agenda included coordination of ASAC-related issues, such as implementation status of
recommendations, subcommittees update, legislative update, and a REAL ID Act of 2005
implementation briefing. The committee also discussed the Calendar Year 2018 committee
agenda. The complete agenda for this meeting is provided as Attachment A.

Meeting Comes to Order


Dean Walter, the ASAC Designated Federal Officer (DFO), called the meeting to order. This
meeting was convened pursuant to a Federal Register Notice dated November 17, 2017. The
meeting was open to the public, fulfilling the requirements of 49 U.S.C § 44946(c)(4)(B). Dean
acknowledged the two speakers who requested time to make statements during the Public Comment
Period—Michael White, Cargo Network Services Corporation, and Douglas Kidd, National
Association of Airline Passengers.

Roll Call
A roll call was taken during the committee member introductions. Attachment B provides a
complete list of meeting attendees.

Administrators Opening Remarks


Administrator Pekoske thanked ASAC members for their collaborative spirit, and for volunteering
their time and resources to support the agency. He discussed tactical operations, partnerships in
the aviation industry, the recent Inspector General report on screening vulnerabilities, raising
global security standards, the agency’s budget process, and his focus on innovation. TSA is
developing a strategy and other planning documents to guide future budget requests, and will seek
ASAC comment in early 2018.

Committee Leadership Remarks


Victoria Newhouse, the TSA Executive Sponsor, made brief opening remarks, expressing
appreciation to Steve Alterman, ASAC Chairman, and Ken Dunlap, ASAC Vice-Chairman, for their
leadership this past year. She mentioned that insider threat continues to be a significant concern for
airports and briefly discussed ASAC accomplishments for 2017. She stated that TSA intents to start
the membership appointment process for a new committee term within the next 30 days.

Steve Alterman and Ken Dunlap each made brief opening remarks and welcomed members,
providing an overview of the committee and discussing several personnel changes on
subcommittees.

Recommendations Update
Dean Walter reported the status on the 93 recommendations proposed during the current ASAC
term. To date, TSA considers 49 complete, 31 open and being implemented, and 13 pending a
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formal response from TSA. He will provide members with a detailed status of all
recommendations after the meeting. He also stated that subcommittees should review the status of
recommendations at each meeting.

Subcommittee Updates
The co-chairpersons for each subcommittee and working group provided an update, covering
initiatives to date and focus areas going forward.

• Commercial Airports Subcommittee Update


The subcommittee discussed potential 2018 focus areas. These include developing
public area security guidance in relation to the framework developed from the
Public Area Security Summit, a proposal to consolidate airport vulnerabilities
assessments, and use of Computed Tomography (CT) scanning technology in an
airport environment. The Security Technology Subcommittee will assist with the
development of the CT deployment planning.

• Airport Access Control Working Group


The subcommittee provided an update on the 28 recommendations from the
Airport Access Control Report. Twenty-four are closed, with the following still
being implemented: #02 Airport Employee Screening Risk Model, #10 Airport
Worker Badge Database, #11 Airport Employee Vetting Portal, and #12 STA
Enhancement. The Working Group will continue working with TSA to monitor
progress on the remaining recommendations. The Working Group will reconvene
the afternoon of December 7 to discuss next steps related to insider threat.

• International Aviation Subcommittee Update


The subcommittee discussed United Nations Security Council Resolution 2309 and
the Global Aviation Security Plan (GASeP), which focuses on the threat of
terrorism to civil aviation. Possible areas for work in 2018 include a global
security baseline, personal electronic devices screening, CT technology, canine
screening, and international passenger preclearance issues.

• General Aviation (GA) Subcommittee Update


In 2017, the subcommittee launched a review of the Twelve-Five Standard
Security Program and the Private Charter Standard Security Program. The report
and recommendations were approved in September and are currently with TSA for
response. The subcommittee will continue to work with TSA to implement the
Alien Flight School Program recommendations. TSA published the new GA
Airport Security Best Practices in July, which updates the content previously
approved by the ASAC and published by the TSA in 2004. In 2018 the
subcommittee is not currently planning to develop new recommendations. It will
focus on supporting TSA’s implementation of the existing recommendations.

• Security Technology Subcommittee Update


The subcommittee developed the Checkpoint of the Future Report, which provides
recommendations for checkpoint security improvement within the next five to ten
years. To date, 17 recommendations are complete and 18 are being implemented.
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In 2018 the subcommittee intends to focus on the following areas: TSA Pre✓®
program, internal DHS coordination/collaboration, acquisition process
improvement, use of canines, and monitoring the implementation of existing
recommendations.

The Air Cargo Security Technology Working Group was reconstituted under the
Security Technology Subcommittee. The group plans to look at current technology
capability gaps and possible creation of an innovation task force concept for cargo.

• Air Cargo Subcommittee Update


The subcommittee met on November 8 to review past recommendations and create
a path forward. Air Cargo has focused on improving security in two areas,
screeners, through training and testing, and equipment, through upgrades to current
systems. For 2018, the subcommittee intends to continue to look at security
technology, evaluate the Known Shipper program, work with TSA on the 3rd party
canine program, and review of the existing recommendations.

Real ID Update
TSA provided an update on implementation of the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Attachment C.) The REAL
ID Act establishes minimum requirements for the secure issuance and production of state-issued
driver’s license and identification cards. Topics included an update on State compliance, and TSA and
industry outreach and education efforts. Starting in January 22, 2018, TSA will only accept driver’s
licenses and identification cards issued by compliant states or states granted an extension to enter the
sterile area of an airport or board an aircraft. To date, three states and two territories are non-
compliant, however, are in the process of seeking compliance.

Legislative Update
Steve Alterman reported that there are several legislative bills involving ASAC currently being
deliberated. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Department of Homeland Security
Authorization Act of 2017 (H.R. 2825), which, among other things, establishes a five-year fixed-
term for the TSA Administrator, and expands TSA’s use of advanced technologies, including
biometrics, explosives detection canines, and next-generation explosives detection technology.
The Senate Commerce Committee passed S. 1872, the TSA Modernization Act, which also
establishes a fixed term for the TSA Administrator, addresses shortages in explosive detection
dogs, expands TSA Pre✓ ® partnerships, and authorizes third party testing and evaluation of
screening equipment to enable faster deployment.

Membership Terms & Appointment Process


In the next 30 days, TSA will start the process to solicit and appointment members for the next
ASAC term. TSA will announce the process with a Federal Register Notice. The committee is
transitioning to staggered two-year terms. The new ASAC term will begin in Spring 2018.

Public Comment Period


Dean Walter opened the public comment period for statements. He stated that members of the
public were asked to make advance arrangements to make statements at this meeting. Two people,
Michael White, Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs, Cargo Network Services
Corporation, and Douglas Kidd, Executive Director, National Association of Airline Passengers
(NAAP), requested opportunities to speak. Mr. Walter stated that statements are limited to five
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minutes and if additional time was needed, these individuals could submit written comments, and
they will become part of the official record.

Mr. White stressed the importance of stakeholder engagement, to include international operators,
in developing security requirements. He also stressed the importance of investing in technology
and concerns over the allocation of passenger security fees currently collected. Mr. White’s
complete statement, provided for the record, is provided as Attachment D.

Mr. Kidd stated that part of ASAC’s value is as an interface organization between TSA, Industry,
and the general public. Its annual open meeting is especially valuable as it allows concerned
individuals to express their views to responsible officials in a manner not otherwise available to
them. Regarding ASAC's Report on Improving Checkpoint Security, Congress gave the
committee a difficult task when it directed ASAC to develop recommendations for a more efficient
and a more effective screening process. Processes and procedures that might make the screening
process more effective, such as "enhanced screening," tend to slow the screening process and
decrease efficiency; while practices such as "managed inclusion" that increase efficiency by
speeding up the screening process, tend to be less effective at detecting contraband. TSA is
constrained by federal law, funding, facilities, and equipment. It has problems with its workforce
due to misconduct and abuse of authority. It is also a political body with constantly changing
leadership.

Regarding what can be done, Mr. Kidd stated TSA can achieve the "most bang for its buck"
by improving the quality of its workforce, improving staff supervision, and by reviewing and
improving its screening policies and procedures. The passenger security fee diversion needs to
change. Screeners should be licensed and bonded, and should be called inspectors and not officers,
since they are not law enforcement officials. TSA should consult with security companies on how
to manage employee behavior. Regarding personal privacies, individuals should know why they
are on no-fly or selectee lists. TSA needs to do a better job of tracking performance with statistics.
For instance, information on how many passengers are screened by TSA Pre✓ ®, canines, CT
should be available, as well as information on failure rates.

Mr. Walter thanked Mr. White and Mr. Kidd for their comments and stated that they would be
included in the official record of the meeting.

Administrative Discussion
A plenary meeting is scheduled to be held in early February. A save the date will be sent. A poll
will be taken to determine the May 2018 meeting date.

Adjournment
The Chairman asked for any last comments, and with none received adjourned the meeting at
approximately 12:00 p.m.

Summary of Action Items


 Schedule dates for the February and May 2018 meetings (Walter)
 Provide implementation status for all recommendations. (Walter)

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Certification of Detailed Minutes
I hereby certify that this is an accurate record of the activities of the Aviation Security Advisory
Committee on December 7th, 2017.

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Stephen A. Alterman Chairman

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Attachment A: Meeting Agenda

• Meeting Opening & Call to Order


• Chairman’s Opening Remarks
• Vice-Chairman’s Opening Remarks
• TSA Executive Sponsor Opening Remarks
• Roll Call & Member Remarks
• Administrator Pekoske Remarks
• Recommendations Updates
• Subcommittee Update:
1. Commercial Airports
2. Airport Access Control
3. International Aviation
4. General Aviation
5. Security Technology
6. Air Cargo
• Real ID Status Update
• Legislative Update
• Membership terms and appointment process
• Discussion of the 2018 Committee Agenda
• Closing comments and adjournment

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Attachment B: Meeting Attendees

Name Organization Status


Steve Alterman Cargo Airline Association Member- Chairman
Chris Bidwell Airports Council International – North America Member
Scott Broyles Safe Skies Member
Bill Cason Coalition of Airline Pilot Associations Member
Colleen Chamberlain American Association of Airport Executives Member
Liam Connolly Regional Airline Association Member
Joe DePete Airline Pilots Association Member
Ken Dunlap Airports Member-Vice- C hairman
Brandon Fried Air Forwarders Association Member
Julian M. Gustafson NADA Member
Lane Hagin ALEAN Member
Jens Hennig General Aviation Manufacturers Association Member
Lorraine Howerton U.S. Travel Association Member
Glenn Johnson Victims of Pan Am Flight 103 Member
TJ Schulz Airport Consultants Council Member
Craig Spence Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Member
Gloria Bender TransSolutions Public
Stephanie L. Bernstein VPAF103 Public
Guillaume Chapotte Secureways Public
Sean Cusson ACI-NA Public
Jose A. Freig America Airlines Public
Stephen Holl Former WMAA Police Chief Public
Douglass Kidd NAAP Public
James F. King, Jr. OSI Systems Public
Christian Klein ARSA Public
Candace Kolander ALPA Public
George S. McElwee Commonwealth Strategic Partners Public
Elizabeth Merritt A4A Public
Bridger Newman ALPA Public
Jeanne Olivier PANYNU Public
Susan Prediger SP Consulting, LLC Public
Nobuyo Sakata ACPA Public
Rachel Welford American Airlines Public
Randy Williams ALPA Public
Michael R. White IATA Public
Susan Wolf NBAA Public
Jerry Wright ALPA Public

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Name Organization Status
John Beckius DHS/TSA Federal
Brian Conaway DHS/TSA Federal
Torrie Erickson DHS/TSA Federal
Keith Goll DHS/TSA Federal
Kevin Knott DHS/TSA Federal
Craig Lynes DHS/TSA Federal
Eddie Mayenschein DHS/TSA Federal
Dan McCann DHS/TSA Federal
Victoria Newhouse DHS/TSA Federal - Executive Sponsor
JC Nolan DHS/TSA Federal
Allan Paterno DHS/TSA Federal
David Pekoske DHS/TSA Federal
Susan Prosnitz DHS/TSA Federal
Ron Schuster DHS/TSA Federal
Dean Walter DHS/TSA DFO
Paul Wisniewski DHS/TSA Federal

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Attachment C: REAL ID Act Update

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UNCLASSIFIED

TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

REAL ID Enforcement
Briefing to the Aviation Security Advisory Committee
Scott Houston
Scott.Houston@tsa.dhs.gov
571-227-5618

December 7, 2017

UNCLASSIFIED
REAL ID Overview
• Prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for official purposes
driver’s licenses and identification cards from non-compliant
states. These purposes are:
 Accessing Federal facilities;
 Boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft;
 Entering nuclear power plants.
• Establishes minimum standards for the secure issuance of
state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards.
• Covers 56 jurisdictions: 50 states, DC and 5 territories.
• Authorizes DHS to:
 Issue regulations and set standards;
 Issue grants to states;
 Determine whether a state is meeting the minimum standards based
on certifications submitted by the state;
 Issue extensions of time to the compliance deadline for states that
provide adequate justification for noncompliance.

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REAL ID Enforcement: Aviation
 Initial Enforcement (January 22, 2018)
 TSA will accept driver’s licenses and identification cards issued by
compliant states or states granted an extension by DHS, as well as
other forms of identification described on www.tsa.gov (“state-
based enforcement”).
 Passengers without an acceptable ID will not be allowed to enter
the sterile area or board their flights.
 Full Enforcement (October 1, 2020*)
 TSA will only accept compliant driver’s licenses issued by
compliant states, as well as other forms of ID described on
www.tsa.gov (“card-based enforcement”).
 Passengers without acceptable ID will not be allowed to enter the
sterile area of the airport or board the aircraft.

*Date set by regulation

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REAL ID Status of States
Alaska
As of December 6, 2017
Washington

Montana Maine
North Dakota
Minnesota
Oregon VT
NH
Idaho Wisconsin
South Dakota MA
New York
Wyoming Michigan
RI
Pennsylvania CT
Iowa
Nevada Nebraska NJ
Ohio DE
Utah Illinois
Colorado WV MD
Virginia
Kansas Missouri
California Kentucky DC

North Carolina
Northern Tennessee
Marianas Arizona Oklahoma South
New Mexico Arkansas Carolina

Alabama Georgia Puerto Rico


American
Samoa Texas
Hawaii
Louisiana

Virgin Islands
Compliant (28)
Guam
Noncompliant –Extension granted to 10/10/18 (23)
Noncompliant – Under DHS review – Grace Period from
Enforcement until January 22, 2018 (5)

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Attachment D: Public Statement of Michael White

Public comments to the Aviation Security Advisory Committee


December 7, 2017
Washington, DC

Michael White
Vice President, Government and Industry Affairs
Cargo Network Services (An IATA Company)
Washington, DC

Mr. Chairman and Members of the ASAC Committee,

On behalf of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and its wholly owned company, Cargo
Network Services (CNS), I would like to thank you for the opportunity to address the Aviation Security
Advisory Committee (ASAC).

IATA represents 280 airlines worldwide. Of these members, 123 serve the United States and represent
87% of the passenger and cargo traffic.

This year we saw the implementation of the removal of electronic person devices from baggage in which
at the beginning caused a considerable amount of confusion and increase safety risk as many of the
devices contained lithium batteries to be place in checked baggage. At the beginning the lack of carrier
engagement in the security requirements caused a large amount of confusion until broader engagement
occurred.

It is important that these type of situation involve not just US carriers but international carriers as well.
Many international air carriers are the first and last step in moving customers and cargo to and from the
US. IATA offers its resources, expertise and partner to help the TSA ensure the security and safety of
our airline member’s customers and employees.

IATA believes technology is important factor in aviation security and will be looking as well at the
upcoming TSA use of technology and the related budget as mentioned by the Administrator this
morning. We are concerned that any funding needs for security be used from the aviation security funds
that are currently collected. The current funds collected between 2014 and 2025 will collect an
estimated $15.79 billion that should be used toward the budget but is currently going into the general
fund of the US. It is important that these funds be used for the purpose intended, aviation security.

I would lastly like to congratulate the TSA on their efforts during the recent Thanksgiving holiday, one
of the busiest periods ever for the traveling public in the US. The effort of ensuring the traveling public
were kept safe while dealing with the large numbers went very well.

IATA supports the efforts and work of the ASAC and look forward to working the committee and its
working groups in the future.

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