This bill would direct the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to update three different metrics of airport security. The first is the Transportation Sector Security Risk Assessment (TSSRA) for the aviation sector, which deals with airplane and airport weaknesses to potential terrorist threats. The last TSSRA was conducted in 2010.
The second metric that the bill would require the TSA to update is the Comprehensive Risk Assessment of Perimeter and Access Control Security for airports, which deals with the security of the area surrounding airports. The last assessment took place in May 2013, and it hasn’t been updated since then.
The third metric that the TSA would update is the 2012 National Strategy for Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security, which defines how the TSA secures airport perimeters in response to emerging threats. This standard hasn’t been updated recently, despite the TSA taking new actions to secure airport perimeters.