Since 9-11, the overwhelming amount of resources dedicated to aviation security have been focused on the "front end". That is, passenger and baggage screening.

The ugly stepchild in the security mix remains the "back end". That is, employees, contractors, and other individuals who have full access to planes, fuel, baggage, and cargo. Far too little time, money, and attention has been dedicated to securing the AOA: Airport Operations Area.

The most recent evidence of this is the bust of 10 employees at JFK International in a drug smuggling operation.

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