Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday appointed a "blue-ribbon" panel of 26 aviation, homeland security and law enforcement experts to determine whether Los Angeles International Airport is prone to a terrorist attack.
The independent committee is expected to start meeting later this month, according to the Mayor's Office.
When the review is complete, panel members in the spring will provide a list of recommendations on how to improve security, safety, fire and emergency management at LAX, the nation's third-busiest airport.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Thursday announced the creation of a 26-member panel to thoroughly review security measures at Los Angeles International Airport, which has been identified as a top potential target for terrorists.
The panel will look into counterterrorism measures, law enforcement, fire services, emergency management and available resources to enhance safety at the nation’s third-busiest airport.
“We have continually made improvements to security at LAX,” Villaraigosa said, “but we must ensure our facility and protocols remain state of the art to...
By Sean D. Hamill Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Poker is helping to improve security at Pittsburgh International Airport. Using game theory, a group of computer scientists has developed a set of algorithms to help thwart terrorist attacks by randomizing where and when security checkpoints, officers, police dogs and other deterrents are located in and around the airport.
Poker is helping to improve security at Pittsburgh International Airport.
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Using game theory, a group of computer scientists has developed a set of algorithms to help thwart the planning of terror attacks by randomizing where and when security checkpoints, officers, canine units and other deterrents -- such as the placement of air marshals on planes -- are placed in and around the airport.
Los Angeles , California (CNN) -- Recent security cutbacks have left the Los Angeles International Airport vulnerable to terrorist attacks, according to a letter from an airport police union calling for a restoration of the security measures.