The president proposed elimination of FFDO funding in his FY2014 budget proposal.
The amendment increased funding levels for FFDO by an additional USD 12.
Created in response to the unprecedented attacks on September 11, 2001, the FFDO
has added a vital layer of security with minimal federal investment.
State Department accountable to Congress for progress in negotiating agreements with foreign countries for FFDO carriage.
However, this amendment is essential to ensure the FFDO program operates as originally intended by Congress.
Eliminates the lock box and permits FFDOs to carry their weapon on their person like other federal officers.
Permits FFDOs to carry firearms on international flights.
The Range 3000 XP4 is a use-of-force digital training simulator that allows FFDO trainees to encounter realistic, real-world scenarios in a safe, controlled environment.
We are proud that the TSA has select the Range 3000 XP4 for use in the FFDO training program," said Robert S.
The FFDO program was created as part of the Homeland Security Act to select, train, equip and supervise volunteer pilots to defend flight decks of passenger aircraft against acts of criminal violence or air piracy.