TSA leadership speaks at Homeland Security Conference

Thursday, March 12, 2015

TSA Office of Information Technology Assistant Administrator Stephen Rice and Deputy Assistant Administrator for Acquisitions Ronald Gallihugh participated on panels during the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Homeland Security Conference, March 11, in Washington, D.C.

Rice discussed TSA’s top information technology priorities and key technologies that will be implemented in the years to come. “We’re having to look at what are new operating models to provide the services presently enjoyed by the agency but at a reduced cost,” said Rice.

Gallihugh spoke about component acquisition organizations and upcoming business opportunities for the agency. In addition, during his presentation he requested feedback from industry participants on how TSA can best serve the business community.

This two-day conference is held annually, bringing together subject-matter experts and frontline responders with key industry and government leaders to discuss topics in biometrics, cybersecurity, critical infrastructure protection and procurement.