GAO Review of the Department of Homeland Security’s Certification of the Secure Flight Program—Cost and Schedule Estimates « General Accounting Office « U.S. Government « Downloads
|Date posted||August 6, 2011|
|Categories||General Accounting Office|
The matching of airline passenger information against terrorist watchlist records (watchlist matching) is a frontline defense against acts of terrorism that target the nation’s civil aviation system. In general, passengers identified as matches to the No-Fly list are prohibited from boarding commercial flights, while those matched to the Selectee list are required to undergo additional screening. Historically, airline passenger prescreening against watchlist records has been performed by commercial air carriers.