2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Jill Vaughan

Name: Jill Vaughan
Title: Assistant Administrator, Office of Security Capabilities and Chief Technology Officer
Transportation Security Administration
Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Scanner planner. Vaughan is responsible for developing and maintaining the equipment that screens nearly 660 million passengers and 2 billion pieces of luggage annually at U.S. airports. Her office's Strategic Five-Year Technology Investment Plan set a clear course for enabling TSA to make real-time risk-based decisions and respond to a changing threat environment. Her push to transform TSA's security system has positioned the organization to integrate cutting-edge technology through increased transparency and openness with industry. As a result of her efforts, TSA will replace expensive, customized technologies with lower-cost modules that can be upgraded and deployed rapidly to improve security for travelers.

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