Federal 100: Phillip A. Landfried

Phillip A. Landfried
Executive Director
Targeting and Analysis Systems Program Office

Customs and Border Protection
Homeland Security Department

The work: Delivering new technology and techniques for screening cargo and travelers, often in response to urgent needs.

The impact: Landfried’s innovative solutions have made it possible to improve security without impeding the flow of people and goods across U.S. borders.

The nuts and bolts: To address possible security weaknesses revealed by the toner cartridge bomb threat in late 2010, Landfried created a joint screening program with the Transportation Security Administration and major express couriers. He also developed a mobile application that allows U.S. screeners stationed in foreign airports to question potential terrorism suspects before they board U.S.-bound flights.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

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