Upon course completion, the student will be able to:
1. Identify and analyze the current threats to the civil aviation, maritime, railroad, trucking, mass transit and oil pipeline industries.
2. Critique domestic regulatory requirements pertaining to the transportation industry from TSA, DHS, U.S. Border and Immigration, U.S. Customs, the ICC and the U.S. Coast Guard and be able to apply all international regulatory requirements including those of ICAO, ECAC, and IMO.
3. Appraise the 4th Amendment (U.S.) and UK, EU search and seizure Constitutional limitations placed on border searches and the applicable provisions ofthe Patriot Act and its international implications.
4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the newest technology relating to perimeter security and intrusion devices, x-ray screening; trace detection equipment and radioactive material detection.
5. Understand the nature and forms of the threat posed to transportation assets and facilities by explosives, hazardous materials, chemicals and “biologicals” and how x-ray equipment can facilitate the discovery of such unwanted cargo.
6. Fully analyze recommended industry “best practices” regarding risk, threat and vulnerability assessments to airports, ports, mass transit, trucks and pipelines.
7. Ensure a basic understanding of access control and perimeter security physical and procedural controls.
8. Understand the major concepts of: a) Regulatory requirements both domestic and international; b) Transportation best practices standards; c) Physical and procedural security measures; d) Seamless logistics and security interaction; and e) New technologies.