TSA Plans to Deploy Updated Luggage Screening, Credential Authentication Tech

Jeff Brody

The Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration plans to deploy updated baggage screening systems and credential authentication technologies to speed up security checks at airport checkpoints, FCW reported Thursday.

Latetia Henderson, assistant administrator of acquisition program management at TSA, said Thursday that the agency has been trying to field CATs since 2008. "It's an old priority, but it is my No. 1 priority,” she said. Russell Roberts, chief information officer and assistant administrator for information technology at TSA, said his office’s top priority is to connect all operational systems.

"My first and most important priority is to stabilize the networks,” Roberts said. "We have to stabilize all of the systems that we use to support the agency's counterterrorism mission."

Agency leaders also mentioned during the industry day the importance of cybersecurity and partnerships with industry to come up with innovative systems.

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