Transportation Security Administration

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske published the third Administrator’s Intent, which outlines the agency’s near-term actions to achieve the vision and key strategic objectives in TSA’s Strategy.

The Administrator’s Intent 3.0 focuses on people, partnerships and technology and outlines the agency’s operational and mission support goals for the next two years.

“I am proud of the hard work and outstanding achievements the TSA workforce has made in response to objectives outlined in prior editions of the Administrator’s Intent,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske said. “In this new iteration of the Administrator’s Intent, we remain steadfast in our focus on people, partnerships and technology so we can build on previous successes and provide flexibility and resiliency. We will invest in our workforce, maintain and strengthen our partnerships with transportation stakeholders, and continue to drive innovation to remain ahead of emerging threats.”

The Administrator’s Intent 3.0 will rally the focus and commitment of TSA’s talented workforce and the vigilance of our partners across the transportation sector to safeguard the traveling public. Developed with input and insight from government and industry partners, it provides near term actions to achieve our three strategic priorities:

  1. People: Commit to our people by continuing to mature an organizational culture that promotes an entrepreneurial spirit and operational excellence
  2. Partnerships: Improve security and safeguard the transportation system by being agile, innovative, and ready to rapidly deploy new solutions and maximize the impact of our resources
  3. Technology: Accelerate action by rapidly testing new ideas, processes and technologies

Since Administrator Pekoske published the Administrator’s Intent 2.0 in June 2020, the agency has accomplished key objectives that modernize and advance transportation security. Among those accomplishments, TSA:

  • Implemented a new compensation plan for all TSA employees to ensure they are paid at the same level as their counterparts in other federal agencies
  • Streamlined the budget process by implementing a plan, program, budget and execution framework
  • Enhanced checkpoint screening capabilities by procuring three-dimensional X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) and Credential Authentication Technology (CAT) equipment
  • Developed the Capability Acceptance Process to accept and use industry donations of equipment and related services
  • Addressed high attrition by conducting Transportation Security Officer fast-track hiring events at critical need airports
  • Enhanced cybersecurity resilience for the nation’s critical pipelines, passenger/freight rail carriers and airlines/airports
  • Adopted private sector technologies and business practices to advance innovation within the agency
  • Expanded training pathways to support career progression and established next generation capabilities to facilitate distance, mobile, and virtual learning and opened TSA Academy West, a new training center for new Transportation Security Officers

The new Administrator’s Intent 3.0 aligns with the Department of Homeland Security 2023 Priorities, national strategies and directives, including the National Cybersecurity Strategy and the Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government.