Saturday, May 10, 2014

FAA Announces Security Access Control Systems Meeting

The DOT’s Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) published a public meeting notice in Monday’s Federal Register (available on-line today; 79 FR 27032) for a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 224 concerning Airport Security Access Control Systems. These access control systems do not include TSA passenger screening areas. The meeting will be held on June 3rd, 2014 in Washington, DC.

According to the notice the agenda includes:

• Updates from the TSA;
• Review and Discussion of PMC [RTCA Program Management Committee] Decisions on DO-230D—Standard for Airport Security Access Control Systems;
• Review of DO-230D Sections—Determine Required Update Sequence; and
• Terms of Reference—Discuss Possible Revisions

The meeting is open to the public but there is only limited seating available. The Chair may allow public presentations. To get advance approval for such presentations contact the RTCA Secretariat at (202) 833-9339.

NOTE: No I’m not taking this blog specifically into airport security. On the other hand, airports have many of the same security issues (outside of passenger areas) that can be found at large chemical facilities, an extensive (and usually poorly patrolled) perimeter and few internal movement controls. Lessons learned, and standards set, in airport security could certainly be applied to chemical facility security.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is so interesting. Access control systems are very important, especially for companies with hazardous and valuable materials. Do access control systems come with insurance?

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