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TSA - Air Cargo Security

  • Investment Description

    The purpose of this investment is to ensure the security of passenger aircraft that carry cargo. The primary goal of the investment is to support the systems that enable TSA to regulate activities of Air Carriers and Indirect Air Carriers; regulate aThe purpose of this investment is to ensure the security of passenger aircraft that carry cargo. The primary goal of the investment is to support the systems that enable TSA to regulate activities of Air Carriers and Indirect Air Carriers; regulate and approve companies to conduct screening operations; and determine the identity, validity and risk of companies shipping goods on passenger aircraft. The investment provides a layered approach to security that supports Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Mission 1.1: Prevent Terrorist Attacks. The investment consists of 3 major operation systems, IACMS, KSMS, and FAS, and 2 minor systems, STAT and DAT, that serve to capture and manage data, all of which enable TSA to deliver its mission. IACMS manages the IAC certification and renewal process, ensuring that IACs implement standard security programs that reduce terrorism risk. IACMS also enables IACs to obtain Security Threat Assessments for their employees and agents, vetting individuals to reduce the threat of insiders introducing explosive or incendiary devices into commerce. KSMS vets shippers, reducing the likelihood that a shipper would introduce such a device. FAS provides the ability to continually verify that all cargo is being screened in compliance with federal law; ensuring that if devices are introduced, they will be found prior to being shipped on an aircraft.Primary benefits of this investment relate to reduced costs, improved efficiency, and improved oversight of regulated parties. Through the deployment of web services, implementing usability improvements, automation of manual processes, and the expansion of system capabilities, benefits include decreased time required for the vetting process, decreased transaction costs, decreased workload during the vetting process, increased data quality, and decreased time required to produce Congressionally mandated reports.Key internal stakeholders, customers, and beneficiaries include the Consolidated Screening Gateway, Certified Cargo Screening Program Office, TSA Cargo Inspectors, and Regional Compliance Coordinators. Key external stakeholders, customers, and beneficiaries include passenger Air Carriers, all-cargo carriers, Indirect Air Carriers, cargo trucking agents, companies shipping goods via passenger aircraft, Certified Cargo Screening Facilities, airports, and aircraft passengers. More..

  • FY2015 (CY) Spending

    $21.52 M

    Time frame of Investment

    2012 - 2021

  • Status

    No change in status

CIO Information

Luke McCormack

Agency Head

Jeh Johnson

Agency

DHS

Bureau

Transportation Security Administration

Evaluation by Agency CIO

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Current Evaluation

5

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Evaluation Explanation

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Cargo Security (ACS) program is in the Mixed life cycle phase. This investment funds the operatioThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Cargo Security (ACS) program is in the Mixed life cycle phase. This investment funds the operation of three major IT systems: Indirect Air Carrier Management System, Known Shipper Management System, and Freight Assessment System. Since the last assessment, an improved search by name and address functionality for TSA Inspectors that improves current search capability was added. Additionally, the ability to allow users to perform common administrative functions directly through the system user interface was implemented, and upgrades to system security was completed. ACS is well-managed and continues to operate within acceptable ranges for cost and schedule variances. An Operational Analysis has been completed for this investment. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Chief Information Officer (CIO) continues to assess the ACS program as a Low Risk investment. More..

Project Summary

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  • Number of Projects

    17

  • Cost Variance

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  • Schedule Variance

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Project Name Project Life Cycle Costs Cost Variance Schedule Variance Project Status
IACMS OASIS II TO1 - DME (Base, OY1, OY2)$1.77 MYellowYellowIn-Progress
KSMS OASIS II TO1 - DME (Base, OY1, OY2)$1.56 MGreenGreenIn-Progress
FAS OASIS II TO1 - Maint (Base - OY3)$1.76 MGreenGreenIn-Progress
FAS 4.4$1.16 MRedGreenCompleted
FAS 4.3$1.15 MRedRedCompleted
FAS 4.2$1.03 MRedYellowCompleted
KSMS 1.4$938 KRedRedCompleted
IACMS 2.8$1.07 MYellowRedCompleted
IACMS 2.7$683 KRedYellowCompleted
FAS 4.1$574 KRedYellowCompleted
FAS 4.0$628 KGreenYellowCompleted
KSMS 1.3$608 KGreenYellowCompleted
IACMS 2.6$606 KGreenYellowCompleted
IACMS 2.5$454 KGreenGreenCompleted
FAS 3.9$355 KGreenGreenCompleted
FAS 3.10$252 KGreenGreenCompleted
VAS Reports$79 KGreenGreenCompleted

Operational Performance

Metric Description Frequency Unit of Measure FY2015 Target Most Recent Actual Metric Status Updated Date of Most
Recent Actual *
Time to process a shipper appeal in KSMS.Time to process a shipper appeal in KSMS.QuarterlyDaysDays1413Met2014-12-31
Time to adjudicate a shipper through Single ShippeTime to adjudicate a shipper through Single Shipper in KSMS. Measured as the number of seconds from the time when a user submits a shipper record to the time when the system displays the shipper record status to the user. More..MonthlySecondsSeconds42Met2015-02-28
Percentage of KSMS operational availability (excluPercentage of KSMS operational availability (excluding maintenance windows). Measured as (uptime)/(total time in the month). More..MonthlyPercentPercent9599.994Met2015-02-28
Percentage of IACMS operational availability (exclPercentage of IACMS operational availability (excluding maintenance windows). Measured as (uptime)/(total time in the month). More..MonthlyPercentPercent9599.993Met2015-02-28
Percentage of FAS operational availability (excludPercentage of FAS operational availability (excluding maintenance windows). Measured as (uptime)/(total time in the month). More..MonthlyPercentPercent95100Met2015-02-28
Percentage of IAC renewal applications processed wPercentage of IAC renewal applications processed within 30 calendar days. Measured as (number of renewal applications completed within 30 days / number of renewal applications). More..QuarterlyPercentPercent--88.3Not Met2014-06-30
Percentage of shippers that are made known in KSMSPercentage of shippers that are made known in KSMS using Single Shipper. Measured as (Number of submissions that returned a known status / the total number of submissions during the period). More..QuarterlyPercentPercent6876Met2014-12-31
Percentage of DHS-required Program reporting delivPercentage of DHS-required Program reporting delivered. Measured as (Number of IMS and nPRS reports submitted /number of IMS and nPRS report required). More..AnnualPercentPercent100100Met2014-09-30
Number of industry engagement events held to gatheNumber of industry engagement events held to gather inputs for future Air Cargo Security System enhancements (OSPIE Strategic Objective 1.2). More..AnnualNumberNumber2----
Cost per business record (Contractor Cost for 2.2 Cost per business record (Contractor Cost for 2.2 Million Records/2.2M Records). More..AnnualDollarsDollars2.1----

* Value is self-reported by the agency.

Related URLs

Category URL
Related to Broader Program/BusinessRelated to Broader Program/Businesshttps://extranet.tsa.dhs.gov/iac/
Related to Broader Program/BusinessRelated to Broader Program/Businesshttps://tsaapps.tsa.dhs.gov/ksms.htm
Related to Broader Program/BusinessRelated to Broader Program/Businesshttps://fas.tsa.dhs.gov/

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Other Investment Metrics

Category Value
Does the investment have any activities with a planned duration greater than a year?:No
Planned duration of the longest activity (days):281
Average planned duration of in-progress and future activities (days):182
Planned cost of one activity is greater than 25% of total planned cost of all activities?:No
Number of contracts applying modular development principles:0

All activity calculations assess only activities with no related child activities.