TSA names Robin Kane as Assistant Administrator for Office of Security Technology

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National Press Release
Wednesday, June 10, 2009

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has named Robin Kane Assistant Administrator (AA) for the Office of Security Technology.

Kane first started at TSA in 2005 and served as Branch Chief in the Office of Budget and Performance. His responsibilities included managing the planning and programming, budgeting and execution of all technology programs. He also served as the Branch Chief for Law Enforcement programs and all support programs.

After serving as Acting AA since December 2008, Kane has been permanently appointed to the AA position. In this capacity, he serves as the agency’s Chief Technology Officer, overseeing the implementation and development of security technologies across multiple modes of transportation. His duties include development, test and evaluation, acquisition and deployment, and the maintenance of all TSA security technologies and systems.

"The traveling public as well as TSA will be well-served by Robin joining our Senior Leadership Team,” said Gale Rossides, TSA’s Acting Administrator. “His institutional knowledge of TSA and transportation technologies is extensive and Robin’s expertise in managing complex programs is highly regarded both inside and external to TSA."

Prior to joining TSA, Kane served 20 years in the Coast Guard, nine of which were spent carrying out missions at sea. He also served in acquisition programs as technical director and modeling and simulation manager and in offices responsible for implementing technical solutions to command and control requirements on afloat and ashore units.

Kane has a Bachelor of Science in ocean engineering from the Coast Guard Academy, Master of Science in information systems from George Mason University and a Naval War College Diploma.

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