Completed reports are linked below:
PARAS 0003 - Enhancing Communication & Collaboration Among Airport Stakeholders
This Guidebook provides practical, hands-on, interactive material useful to Airport Operators for enhancing communication and collaboration (C2) among internal and external airport stakeholders. It is designed to fit the needs of a broad spectrum of airports, and is scalable to airports of various sizes and types. This Guidebook provides a tool to assess an airport’s current conditions relative to C2. It presents a practical step-by-step approach called the C2 Program Life Cycle for enhancing C2 among airport stakeholders.
PARAS 0004 - Recommended Security Guidelines for Airport Planning, Design, and Construction
This document represents the fifth iteration of guidance for the airport security planning and design community, first issued by the FAA in 1996 and 2001, continued by the TSA in 2006 and 2011, and now provided by National Safe Skies Alliance in 2017. All have had extensive participation in and contributions of content by federal agencies, industry trade associations, and individual architects, engineers, security consultants, and other subject matter experts. The Guidelines are not government regulations and requirements; they are a compendium of real-world experience and best practices developed by outstanding professionals in the field.
PARAS 0005 - Airport Perimeter Breach Classification and Post-Incident Best Practices
This document was developed for all FAR Part 139 airport operators to assist in their efforts to address perimeter security breaches. Specifically, the project developed a consequence-based classification model for perimeter security breaches that can differentiate the severity and risk of these breaches and enable airports to accurately convey internally, to the public, and to the news media the severity and types of breaches that occur at their facilities. This guidance document also provides best practices for post-breach activities.
PARAS 0006 - Employee Inspections (Synthesis Report)
Airports have approached the subject of inspections and insider threat in different ways in order to be as effective and efficient as possible with very limited resources. At the time of this report, airports have developed best practices in order to accomplish the goals of the TSA-released Security Directives and Information Circulars that were based in part on the 28 recommendations by the Aviation Security Advisory Committee working group. Section 1 of this report focuses on the synthesis team’s interaction with the airports and airlines via surveys, emails, and follow-on interviews. Section 2 provides the best practices that were either volunteered by airports and airlines or were derived from the team’s follow-on interaction.
PARAS 0008 - Findings and Practices in Sharing Sensitive Information (Synthesis Report)
All airports generate important information that could be considered privileged but is not covered by federal designations such as Top Secret, Classified, and SSI. Airports must occasionally grant access to this non-regulated, privileged information to non-credentialed persons who have a need-to-know for work on airport projects, as part of the procurement process or for public information purposes. This synthesis report provides the findings and practices on effective ways that airports administer access, as well as control and recover information after it is no longer needed.