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Ken Dunlap

Ken Dunlap is managing partner for the Dorado Consulting Group, which specializes in transportation policy. He is also a Senior Fellow at the George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security.

For more than a decade, he led many of the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) key government affairs activities relating to airports, passengers, cargo, and security. He launched and guided the Checkpoint of the Future program for IATA, and he has testified on global aviation security issues before the U.S. Congress and Canadian Parliament.

TSA’s New Model for Stakeholder Engagement, Collaboration

There’s a revolution percolating through TSA in the form of a new collaborative model the agency is piloting for stakeholder engagement.

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 6 – Merging CBP and TSA

CBP and TSA serve many identical functions. It’s time to consolidate them into a single agency.

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 5 – Customer Service

The American people have little faith in TSA. We need a paradigm shift. “Protect” must become “Protect and Serve.”

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 4 – Outcome-Focused Risk Based Security

Risk-based security measures at TSA have stalled, and we need to get things back on track. One way to do this is to focus on outcomes rather than audits. Is the agency ready for it?

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 3 – Leadership in Innovation

Organizations these days spend a great deal of time trying to determine the best way to become more innovative. So how can we ensure the best possible outcome for the new TSA Innovation Task Force announced by Administrator Neffenger?

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 2 – Time for a Grand Strategy

TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger has challenged his organization to envision the Transportation Security Administration as an “integrated whole.” This will require a grand strategy to ensure that our security capabilities outpace the threats over time.

Towards TSA 2.0, Part 1 – Remove Airport Screening Functions

The last several months have been tough for the flying public, and we have an industry, Congress, and Administration looking to reform aviation security, and it’s time to do some thinking. We have the opportunity to transform our aviation security system in ways that will enhance its efficiency, reliability, and sustainability.