DHS and TSA promote safety campaign
July 26, 2010, 12:29 am
"If you see something, say something," is the message the Department of Homeland Security is trying to get out. At this week's Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Administration Administrator John Pistole met with industry leaders to discuss safety from terrorism.
Pistole noted that the public can have a profound effect on keeping modes of transportation safe, noting its role in foiling the Times Square bombing.
The campaign, which began in New York City's subway system, is designed to be a simple way of raising public awareness about security and terrorism threats.
"This new component of 'If you see something, say something' will enable general aviation passengers and crew to better recognize and report behaviors and indicators associated with new and evolving threats," Napolitano.
The International Institute for Counter-Terrorism notes that while publicawareness, such as those exhibited by the men who stopped the New York City bomber, is helpful, it is only part of the picture. Security cameras and law enforcement are also crucial to safety.
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