The seven airports are Boston's Logan International, Denver
International, Jacksonville (Florida) International, Kansas City
(Missouri) International, Eugene (Oregon), Southwest Oregon Regional
(North Bend, Oregon) and Craven Regional (New Bern, North Carolina).
Airports were selected, in part, to ensure that those of different sizes
are represented. "These pilots will give us important information as we
evaluate the best way to secure the operations side of the airport,"
said Kip Hawley, TSA Administrator. "We appreciate the support of
Congress and our security partners at the airports and look forward to
working with them to implement our findings."
Use of multiple security measures will enable TSA to evaluate the
most effective manner of screening airport employees. Airport employees
and other employees including concession workers who have access to
secure areas of the airports will be screened before they can enter
TSA is required to report to Congress before September 1, 2008 on the
cost and effectiveness of the pilot programs at each airport.