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Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers

An inventory of his papers at the Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives at Syracuse University

Summary

Creator: Courtney L. Tucker
Title: Courtney L. Tucker Papers
Dates: 1988-2003
Size: 1 box, .5 linear feet
Abstract: The Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers contain government documents relating to aviation and airline security. Many of these initiatives grew out of the aftermath of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in 1988.
Language: English
Repository: Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Ave., Suite 600
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
http://archives.syr.edu/panam/

Biography

Courtney L. Tucker worked on aviation and transportation security issues for the Secretary of Transportation from 1974-1992, the Federal Aviation Administration from 1992-2002, and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from 2002-2005. He served as a division manager, senior policy analyst and advisor after the tragedies of Pan Am 103, Oklahoma City, TWA 800 and 9/11, focusing on security policy formulation, implementation of law and presidential commission recommendations, strategic planning, research and development program requirements, and legislative and regulatory affairs. Since 2006 Mr. Tucker has worked as a consultant on aviation security for TranSecure, Inc. He prepared briefing papers on International Civil Aviation Organization programs and policies; designed instruction modules for a State Department Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program course on international aviation security quality control, presenting the pilot to participants from eight Caribbean countries; and worked on a draft security program for TSA on international general aviation security for private flights. Mr. Tucker also served from 2006-2009 as a Senior Analyst for Visionary Integration Professionals, LLC supporting the TSA Sensitive Security Information Office. In September 2008, Mr. Tucker became the Chief Executive Officer of Vesper Hill Research and Analysis, LLC. He is a University of Washington graduate and a former United States Marine Corps Captain who served at the embassy in Saigon, Vietnam.

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Scope and Content Note

The first series in the Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security papers contains Articles. These articles are all from the Syracuse Post Standard and some feature quotes from Mr. Tucker. The bulk of the collection consists of government documents relating to aviation and airline security. These have been classified as Printed material, with subseries for Reports to Congress and the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST).

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Alternative Formats

Selected materials from this collection are available in digital format. Please contact the archivist for further information about accessing these materials.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions for this collection.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from the Pan Am Flight 103 Archives and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Related Material

The Pan Am Flight 103 Archives contains additional materials and information related to the Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers. Related collections include:

Pan Am Flight 103 Publications Collection

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Selected Search Terms

Names

Tucker, Courtney L.
Presidents Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism.

Subjects

Aviation Security.
Lockerbie, Scotland, Crash of Pan Am Flight 103, 1988.
Pan Am Flight 103 Bombing Incident, 1988.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- Case Studies.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States -- History.
Terrorism -- Government Policy -- United States.
Terrorism -- History -- 20th Century.
Lockerbie (Scotland).

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers,
Pan Am Flight 103/Lockerbie Air Disaster Archives
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

The Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers were donated by Courtney Tucker from 2011-2012. The collection was received in digital format.

Processing Information

The Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers are processed.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011
Revision history: Mar 2018 - Stylistic changes (VSOM)

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Arrangement

The Courtney L. Tucker Aviation Security Papers are organized alphabetically within each series.

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Inventory

Articles
Box 1 Syracuse Post Standard 2003
Printed material
Box 1 Final report of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security to President Clinton 12 February 1997
 Final report of the White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security
Box 1 Implementation of the Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990 1990
Box 1 Public Law 101-604: Aviation Security Improvement Act of 1990 16 November 1990
Box 1 Homeland Security report to Congress: study of aviation security system effectiveness December 2004
Box 1 H.R. Report 113-278: Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2013 December 2013
Box 1 H.R. 1204: Aviation Security Stakeholder Participation Act of 2014 January 2014
Presidents Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST)
Box 1 Charter for the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST) 24 August 1989
 PCAST charter
Box 1 Recommendations of the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST) 30 August 1996
 PCAST recommendations
Box 1 Report of the President's Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism (PCAST) 15 May 1990
Reports to Congress
Box 1 Annual report on civil aviation security-Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) 1993-1996
Box 1 Aviation security aircraft hardening program-Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) December 1998
Box 1 Civil aviation security responsibilities and funding-Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) December, 1998
 Civil aviation security responsibilities and funding
Box 1 Reports from the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment July 1991, January 1992 These items are only available in digital form.
Box 1 Statement of Benjamin O. Davis Jr., Assistant Secretary for Safety and Consumer Affairs, Federal Department of Transportation, before the subcommittee on Aviation of the Senate Commerce Committee respecting S. 2280 6 March 1972 This item is only available in digital form.
 Benjamin O. Davis testimony on air piracy
Box 1 Statement of John W. Barnum, general counsel, Department of Transportation, before the subcommittee on Aviation of the Senate Commerce Committee respecting S. 2280 6 March 1972 This item is only available in digital form.
 John W. Barnum testimony on unlawful seizure of aircraft
Box 1 Statement of undersecretary Egil Krough Jr., Federal Department of Transportation, before the Subcommittee on Aviation and Aeronautics of the House Interstate and Foreign Commerce Committee Respecting the Administration's Civil Aviation Security Program 27 February 1973 This item is only available in digital form.
 Egil Krogh testimony on aviation security

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