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Wednesday, June 12, 2024

TSA Appoints New Members to Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) appointed nine people as voting members of the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee (STSAC). With these appointments, two new and seven reappointed, the STSAC now includes 30 voting members.

The STSAC was established by Congress in 2019 to advise the TSA Administrator on surface transportation security matters, including recommendations for the development, refinement and implementation of policies, programs, initiatives, rulemakings, and security directives pertaining to the surface transportation sector.

The new members are: 

  • Christopher Hand, Director of Research, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen
  • Kaitlyn Holmecki, Senior Manager, International Trade & Security Policy, American Trucking Association

The reappointed members are:

  • Jared Cassity, Chief of Safety and Alternate National Legislative Director, SMART Transportation
  • James Cook, Assistant Chief of Police, AMTRAK
  • Brian Harrell, Vice President & Chief Security Officer, AVANGRID
  • Norma Krayem, Vice President, Chair, Cybersecurity, Privacy & Digital Innovation Practice Group, Van Scoyoc Associates
  • Robert Mims, Director, Technology Security, Southern Company Gas
  • Christopher Trucillo, Chief of Police, New Jersey Transit Police Department
  • Lowell Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Cold Iron Security

The STSAC members represent each mode of surface transportation, such as freight rail, highways, mass transit, over-the-road bus, passenger rail, pipelines, school bus industry and trucking among others. For a complete list, please see the STSAC Charter. The Committee also has 14 non-voting members who serve in an advisory capacity for two-year terms from the Departments of Defense, Energy, Homeland Security, and Transportation, as well as the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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The Government Technology & Services Coalition's Homeland Security Today (HSToday) is the premier news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. A non-profit magazine and media platform, HSToday provides readers with the whole story, placing facts and comments in context to inform debate and drive realistic solutions to some of the nation’s most vexing security challenges.

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