CATSA wins prestigious award for RAIC implementation
CATSA is proud to announce that its RAIC system has been recognized with a Canadian Information Productivity Award at the CIPA Gala Banquet.
September 19, 2007 By Carey Fredericks
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) is proud to announce that its Restricted Area Identification Card (RAIC) system has been recognized with a Canadian Information Productivity Award at the CIPA Gala Banquet last night. CATSA was honoured with the Exceptional Innovation Award.
The CIPA awards are high-prestige awards available for both private- and public-sector organizations in recognition of their leadership in transforming their organizations through the strategic application of information technologies.
Kevin McGarr, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and Rob Durward, Director Technical Programs, accepted the award on behalf of CATSA.
In his acceptance speech Mr. McGarr said, "The success of the RAIC program is in the technology as well as the cooperation between the technology industry, CATSA and our stakeholders, especially the airports, who are very important contributors. Building an effective security system goes beyond technology alone; it involves people and partnerships and RAIC is an example of what teamwork can achieve".
CATSA is committed to the protection of the travelling public and will continue to provide state of the art security to air travellers in Canada.
Background on CATSA:
The Canadian Air Transport Security Authority is a Crown corporation created by the federal government in response to the events of September 11, 2001. The Authority reports to Parliament, through the Minister of Transport and is responsible for the delivery of:
– Pre-board screening of passengers and their belongings;
– Acquisition, deployment, operation and maintenance of explosives detection systems at airports;
– Contracting for RCMP policing services on selected flights and all flights to Reagan National Airport;
– Implementation of a restricted area identification card;
– The screening of non-passengers entering airport restricted areas;
– Contributions for supplemental airport policing services.