Printer Bomb Scare Raises Issues For Congress – Aviation Daily

Congress will have its hands full dealing with a multitude of policy issues raised by the October discovery of explosive printer bombs destined for U.S.-bound, all-cargo aircraft, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) says in a December report.

A key conflict is whether the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) can rely on risk-based strategies as alternatives to 100% cargo screening and inspection. TSA and the air cargo industry argue that risk-based approaches are adequate to the security task. Congress, in its first mandated cargo security procedure, pressed for 100% screening of cargo placed on passenger aircraft.