Houston Airport System

Houston Airport System
Security Master Plan

CTI completed a Security Master Plan for the Houston Airport System (HAS), which includes George Bush Intercontinental Airport, William P. Hobby Airport, and Ellington Field.  Master Plan development required the completion of a comprehensive Threat, Vulnerability and Risk Assessment (TVRA) for each airport; each TVRA required the development of a prioritized list of enhancement options (recommendations for improvements, critical milestones, and cost estimates), phased implantation plan, and related threat matrices.

An integral part of the Security Master Plan was the comprehensive evaluation of all security technologies in use at each airport; in addition, CTI provided information regarding emerging technologies, including biometrics applications.  Specifically, CTI reviewed existing and planned ACAMS at each HAS airport to understand and evaluate system performance and operational requirements within a regulatory nature and within the industry’s derived consensus on minimum performance standards regarding interoperability in an airport access control environment.  CTI also reviewed and evaluated existing and planned CCTV systems at each HAS airport to understand and evaluate system performance, interoperability, operational requirements, and any conceptual and/or proposed configurations based on future growth and/or the use of new technologies, such as intelligent software and high-quality video.

CTI also provided a continuous consulting service to the Aviation Department. CTI’s experience and industry insight was utilized on a regular basis to provide guidance regarding regulatory compliance issues, implementation of Security Directives and other TSA directives, interpretation of regulations and other documentation, emerging technologies, benchmarking of other airports, as well as the development TSA-compliant Airport Security Programs (ASP).

CTI also completed a TSA-mandated Bomb Incident Prevention Plan (BIPP) in association with the Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS) threat condition protective measures for both Bush Intercontinental and Hobby Airports.  In addition, CTI completed a Staffing Analysis of the Public Safety Department.  The Staffing Analysis was designed to provide guidance regarding the necessary coverage versus existing staff and included recommendations options to enhance the overall operation and to maximize the Department’s capabilities; the study was utilized as a justification for requesting additional personnel and addressed deployment efforts, scheduling, enhancing coverage, and modification to existing post duties.

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