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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


Finding aid created by: Cara A. Howe
Date: 2011



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.


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).


Alternative Formats

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


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.


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


Selected Search Terms

Names

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

Subjects

Aviation Security.
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)

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.


Arrangement

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


Table of Contents

Articles

Printed material


Inventory