TSA National Explosive Detection Canine Team Program (NEDCTP) History

TSA’s NEDCTP began in 1972 with the creation of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Explosive Detection Canine Team Program.  The program was developed to allow for strategic placement of canine teams around the Nation, so in the event that an aircraft was to receive a bomb threat, they could divert to an airport to be [...]


Why are Canines so good at detection?

Advances in sensor technology have been fueled by the abundance of high-speed low-cost circuits. Despite the millions of dollars devoted to replicating odor detection capabilities of canines; no device has been able to match the sensitivity or reliability of man’s best friend. So, why are canines so good at detection? Air is drawn into [...]


Cargo Screening K9 Alliance to Exhibit and Present to Cargo Industry Leaders at 2018 Air Cargo Conference in Austin TX

The Cargo Screening K9® Alliance will exhibit and present at the 2018 Air Cargo Conference in Austin, Texas starting on February 18, 2018. This conference will provide the opportunity for Cargo Industry influencers to meet the Cargo Screening K9® Alliance team, and understand how the company is uniquely positioned throughout the United States to [...]


Private Sector Canine Teams: The Fix to Air Cargo Screening Delays

In 2007 the 9/11 Commission’s Recommendations Act mandated that the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screen 100% of all cargo on passenger flights no later than August 2010. This mandate requires that all cargo be screened by TSA-approved methods which are defined as: x-ray systems, explosives detection systems, explosives trace detection, or explosive detection [...]

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