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Our Director created and authored the original TSA Planning Guidelines and Design Standards for Checked Baggage Inspection Systems.
Innovative creator of many US Federally adopted security concepts and operations protocols.
FAA International Security foreign airport assessments Special Agent.
Formerly FAA Civil Aviation Security Special Agent.
From being the Interim Federal Security Representative for TPA in the hectic post September 11, 2001 world, to the design concepts for the first airport-wide fully automated CBIS. From the first networked baggage operation and Security Screening Checkpoint, to being TSA TSE manufacturer's preferred testing official for 10 years. Aviation consultants for a broad range of aviation security and airport security programs.
The staff members at AVSEC are all Professional Consultants and experts in their fields, and are often traveling to work security projects.
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Aviation Security Audits & Assessments;
CBIS Design Consulting, Testing, & Ops Reviews;
Chekpoint Design Consulting, Testing, and Ops Reviews; Design, installatioin, and consulting for all manner of AVSEDC needs. (CONOPS) Concept of Operations, (EMS) Emergency Management System; Operations manuals and technical writing expertise.
(TSE) Transportation Security Equipment recommendations; (SOC) Security Operations Center; (VSS) Video Surveillance System; CCTV Camera systems, security equipment networks,VMI, Cloud Storage solutions; PIDS, (ACS) Access Control System designs and recommendations, Biometrics; (PIDS) Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems;
Several Central American airports – work to update security infrastructure; TransSecure, Inc. consultant; National Safe Skies Alliance (NSSA) access control PARAS project; Middle East nation’s civil aviation authority’s system-wide project to upgrade security at 27 airports; Major US contactor consulting on program management.
Places we have helped out... USA: ATL, DAB, DCA, DFW, FLL, IAH, JAX, LAL, LAX, MCO, MIA, MLB, OPF, PBI, PIE, RSW, SEA, SFB, SJU, SPG, SRQ, TPA, TPF, VDF International: Directorate General for Civil Aviation (DGCA France), Service technique de l'aviation civile (STAC France), Ente Nazionale per l'Aviazione Civile, (ENAC Italy), Major Middle East nation’s civil aviation authority at their 27 airports), BOG, LHR T5 CBIS, LIM, PAP, POS, PTY, SDQ, STT, STX, UIO
Comments from Michael Salmen
Sr. Aviation Security Analyst
I know that you have noticed the state of security is always in flux, and probably that every leading country has taken its own path to success? But I’m not speaking of the flux created by an everchanging and evolving threat, here I am talking more about the isolation of trust within governments and keeping security plans secured to themselves. To this end I feel not enough intergovernmental cooperation exists between nations. On the surface this is an obvious position to hold… still, you may wonder how that affects the advancement of the state of the art in aviation security? From my observations the effects are clear, as they hinder lesser developed government actions to advance their own security.
In my travels I have become acutely aware that even the largest countries with vast resources are somewhat isolated in their efforts to create world class security. They often rely on staff to keep them up to date on developments and best practices, which makes them less resilient and innovative due to small numbers of people working in near vacuum conditions… I did that for many years and I struggled to bring innovation into the process the entire time.
This is not the case with commercial industry where efforts to strengthen security are evolving as fast as bad guys efforts to overcome the latest and greatest innovations. Of course, Industry has an incentive, being that you only get paid when you succeed! Even so, it is harder to create a secure piece of hardware or software than it is to devise a solution to overcoming it.
And yet, when a government has opportunities to work with faster moving industry counterparts they are not always fully taken advantage of.
As I travel and see the many versions of security around the world I am inspired by the level of innovation coming from all around the world and the leadership roles coming from diverse places. Now if we can do more to come together globally to advance the state of the art in aviation security we have a chance to save lives and further secure our economies.
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