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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 (AC) and Indirect Air Carriers (IAC);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 (AC) and Indirect Air Carriers (IAC); 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 QHSR Mission 1.1: Prevent Terrorist Attacks. The investment consists of three operational systems, Indirect Air Carrier Management System (IACMS), Known Shipper Management System (KSMS), and Freight Assessment System (FAS) 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/CRT provides an oversight mechanism to verify that all cargo is being screened, 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 and improved efficiency. 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 (CSG), CCSP Office, inspectors, and regional coordinators. Key external stakeholders, customers, and beneficiaries include passenger ACs, all-cargo carriers, IACs, agents, companies shipping goods via passenger aircraft, Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF), airports, and aircraft passengers. More..

  • FY2014 (CY) Spending

    $21.37 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

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Color balls based on variances or ciorating

Evaluation Explanation

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Cargo Security (ACS) program is in the Mixed life cycle phase. The program consists of five systeThe Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Cargo Security (ACS) program is in the Mixed life cycle phase. The program consists of five systems: Indirect Air Carrier Management System (IACMS), Known Shipper Management System (KSMS), Freight Assessment System (FAS), Security Threat Assessment Tool (STAT), and Data Access Tool (DAT). All of these systems are in O&M. The Risk Management Plan and Risk Register were created and approved. An Operational Analysis has been completed for this investment. One project experienced a slight schedule variance due to a lack of resources. The overall future plans for this investment is primarily system maintenance. More..

Project Summary

  • 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
KSMS OASIS II TO1$1.91 MGreenGreen
IACMS OASIS II TO1$1.71 MGreenGreen
FAS OASIS II TO1$1.32 MGreenGreen
FAS 4.4$1.16 MRedGreen
FAS 4.3$1.15 MRedRed
FAS 4.2$1.03 MRedYellow
KSMS 1.4$938 KRedRed
IACMS 2.8$1.07 MYellowRed
IACMS 2.7$683 KRedYellow
FAS 4.1$574 KRedYellow
FAS 4.0$628 KGreenYellow
KSMS 1.3$608 KGreenYellow
IACMS 2.6$606 KGreenYellow
IACMS 2.5$454 KGreenGreen
FAS 3.9$355 KGreenGreen
FAS 3.10$252 KGreenGreen
VAS Reports$79 KGreenGreen

Operational Performance

Metric Description Frequency Unit of Measure FY2014 Target Most Recent Actual Metric Status * Updated Date of Most Recent Actual *
Decrease the median time (in calendar days) to proDecrease the median time (in calendar days) to process a shipper appeal in KSMS. Measured as median value for all appeals completed during the period. The appeal duration time is measured from when a user submits an appeal to the time at which the appeal result is returned to the system. More..QuarterlyDaysDays148Met2013-12-31
Decrease the median time (in seconds) to adjudicatDecrease the median time (in seconds) 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..MonthlySecondsSeconds43Met2014-01-31
Maintain operational availability percentage (exclMaintain operational availability percentage (excluding maintenance windows) of KSMS per KSMS FRD. Measured as (uptime)/(total time in the month). Uptime is calculated as (total time in the month - downtime), excluding downtime during previously scheduled maintenance periods. More..MonthlyPercentPercent95100Met2014-01-31
Maintain operational availability percentage (exclMaintain operational availability percentage (excluding maintenance windows) of IACMS per IACMS FRD. Measured as (uptime)/(total time in the month). Uptime is calculated as (total time in the month - downtime), excluding downtime during previously scheduled maintenance periods More..MonthlyPercentPercent95100Met2014-01-31
Maintain operational availability percentage (exclMaintain operational availability percentage (excluding maintenance windows) of FAS per FAS FRD. easured as (uptime)/(total time in the month). Uptime is calculated as (total time in the month - downtime), excluding downtime during previously scheduled maintenance periods More..MonthlyPercentPercent95100Met2014-01-31
Maintain the percentage of IAC renewal applicationMaintain the percentage of IAC renewal applications that are processed in 30 calendar days or fewer. Measured as (number of renewal applications completed within 30 days / number of renewal applications). Renewal application duration is calculated as the time from when an applicant submits a request to renew their IAC certification to the time at which the certification is renewed. (excluding denied and abandoned renewals). More..QuarterlyPercentPercent9289Not Met2013-12-31
Increase the percentage by which shippers are madeIncrease the percentage by which shippers 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). This is a new metric for FY2014. More..QuarterlyPercentPercent6877Met2013-12-31
Maintain percentage of DHS-required Program reportMaintain percentage of DHS-required Program reporting submitted, must be between 99% and 100%. Measured as (Number of IMS and nPRS reports submitted /number of required reports) More..AnnualPercentPercent100----

* 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):179
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.