TSA sets Agency goals via an end-to-end risk-based, strategic planning process.
The TSA Strategy and its supporting Administrator’s Intent and Roadmaps align with Departmental and National strategies and plans, such as the National Security Strategy, National Strategy for Transportation Security, National Strategy for Aviation Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Strategic Plan. This alignment enables TSA to develop cohesive plans at the strategic and tactical levels that drive activities to execute our mission. These comprehensive strategic planning activities also inform TSA’s budget planning process and produce the Capital Investment Plan, which drives security and technology modernization efforts across a multi-year planning process.
Key TSA strategic documents include:
- The 2018-2026 TSA Strategy guides the agency through TSA’s 25th anniversary and identifies three strategic priorities: Improve Security and Safeguard the Transportation System, Accelerate Action, and Commit to Our People.
- The FY21-22 Administrator’s Intent sets short-term objectives to advance TSA’s mission and accomplish the TSA Strategy. These objectives are created with broad internal and external support and resource constraints in mind. It provides clear guidance to the workforce and our stakeholders of TSA’s short term priorities.
- TSA develops Roadmaps, and corresponding implementation plans, for cross-cutting and emerging subject areas to articulate a common vision for the TSA enterprise and external partners to work towards common goals and objectives. Roadmap themes and objectives are in alignment with direction in the Administrator’s Intent (e.g., Cybersecurity, Insider Threat).
- The Capital Investment Plan (CIP) details technology investments in order to achieve TSA’s strategy and mission. The CIP provides a cohesive view of the transportation security investments necessary to achieve TSA’s strategic priorities within the context of its operational environment and threat landscape. The CIP serves as TSA’s guide when determining and prioritizing future investments to fulfill its critical mission.