2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: Robert Fortner

Robert Fortner

Name: Robert Fortner
Title: Director
Technology Solutions Division
Transportation Security Administration
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Air traffic control for IT. Fortner has mastered the bewildering world of data that ensures safe air travel. In his role as head of TSA's Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Fortner and his team of more than 400 employees and contractors run the Secure Flight and PreCheck programs that are central to the agency's multilayered security. He also oversees systems that analyze data to assess the risks individuals might pose and is responsible for speeding the processing of trusted populations, such as Defense Department personnel, through airport checkpoints.

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