Border & Transportation Security HSPI Issue Briefs Archive

Risk-Based Security and the Aviation System: Operational Objectives and Policy Challenges

January 27, 2015

Risk-based security has been the primary strategic imperative for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for the past three and a half years, as a focused effort to move beyond a one-size

Transportation and Supply Chain Security: Systemic Changes and Policy Opportunities (PDF)

May 24, 2013

In the past several decades these global networks of transportation and trade have become increasingly integrated and interdependent, decreasing the costs and accelerating the speed of the movement of people and goods. However, this integration and complex interdependency has led to new risks to the system, making it more vulnerable to disruption.

Mexico and the Triple Threat (PDF)

October 20, 2011

Reviewing the extent of the triple threat and efforts to respond to it, both individually and jointly on the part of the Government of Mexico and the United States Government, Cardash, Cilluffo, and Tussing write: “The question remains…whether strategy and doctrine in Mexico, in the United States, and in the region can and will keep pace with the triple threat…that is at once adaptive, lethal, and determined.”