Domestic Aviation Operations

Susan Tashiro

Susan Tashiro - Acting Assistant Administrator for Domestic Aviation Operations

Susan Tashiro is currently the Acting Assistant Administrator for Domestic Aviation Operations and oversees the operations at approximately 440 Federalized airports.  She also serves as the Executive Director, Medium Hubs within Domestic Aviation Operations, Security Operations. Here, she manages 25 Federal Security Directors and their respective areas of responsibility.

Ms. Tashiro has been with TSA since August 2002.  Prior to her return back to Security Operations, Ms. Tashiro served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities (OSC).  She held this position from February 2012 to June 2014.  In this role, she provided executive management of the acquisition, deployment, and maintenance of security technologies across multiple modes of transportation. Ms. Tashiro served as Regional Director for Regions 2 and 7. She was also the Federal Security Director (FSD) for Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) and the Deputy FSD for Washington Reagan National Airport, where she was responsible for handling day-to-day security operations, which included both passenger and baggage screening at the airport. Prior to that, she worked in different positions within TSA, including serving as the General Manager for Plans and Programs, OSO, and the Director of two Business Management Offices—Transportation Sector Network Management and OSO.

Before joining TSA, Ms. Tashiro worked at a court and law enforcement consulting firm, and at the US Department of Justice (DOJ).  While at DOJ, she was part of a small cadre, newly hired to serve as the conduit for releasing grants to state and local governments in support of the 1994’s Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act.  This Act was the largest crime bill in the history of the country, providing 100,000 new police officers, $9.7 billion in funding for prisons, and $6.1 billion in funding for prevention programs. 

Ms. Tashiro received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Colorado State University and University of Colorado, respectively.