Security Directives Adjusted After the Yemen Incident

November, 2010 - Following the failed attempt to sabotage cargo aircraft using explosive devices concealed in printer cartridges, there has been a vast amount of air cargo security discussion within the industry. TSA issued a security directive regarding the prohibition of cargo transportation from Yemen and this directive was subsequently adjusted to include the prohibition of cargo from Yemen and Somalia. In an effort to further enhance cargo security in the international arena, shipments presenting an elevated risk will be targeted for additional screening. In addition the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Transportation Security, Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), requested  the Government Accountability Office to conduct an assessment of TSA’s progress of screening US bound cargo.