TSA Twelve Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) Changes
- Jared VanLue
Did you know that the TSA recently released some updated guidance to the Twelve Five Standard Security Program (TFSSP) regarding the Ground Security Coordinator duties and training?
As the Security Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Advanced Aircrew Academy, I've reviewed the new changes and have incorporated the new information and requirements into our TSA Security eLearning module for Inflight Security Coordinators (ISC) and Ground Security Coordinators (GSC).
Since the TFSSP is Sensitive Security Information (SSI), the training and information is only available to those operators that have a TFSSP program established with the TSA. What I can say is that if you're part of the TFSSP, you may need to change your training manual a little bit, especially if you are qualifying your people as a GSC only. Make sure your training program meets the updated training elements along with the minimum time requirements. Other eLearning providers have 30-minute to 1-hour training modules that did not, and still don't, meet the requirements. Don't wait until your next TSA audit to find out your training program does not meet the standard.
Recent terror attacks on the London railway system reiterate that we still face a common enemy who wishes to cause mayhem, disruption, and fear. It's our collective responsibility to help stop it. Remember, if you see something say something.