ALERT Attends AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit
January 29, 2018
ALERT representatives attended the 17th Annual AAAE/DHS/TSA Aviation Security Summit on December 5-6, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. The AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit is an annual event, held in cooperation by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The intention of the intensive day and a half conference was to bring together senior leadership from DHS and other components of the Homeland Security Enterprise, airport operators, and other key figures working in security policy and operations to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today and to look ahead to challenges on the horizon.
The latest installment of the summit was well attended, with over 300 representatives from government, airlines, airports, and the equipment industry. The conference featured keynote speakers from the Homeland Security Enterprise, 15 exhibitors, and an engaging Airport Security Shark Tank that provided start-up companies with an opportunity to present their solutions for enhancing airport security and obtain feedback from the industry’s most valuable public and private customers. As a result of attending the summit, ALERT was able to make valuable connections with participating airlines and hopes to build meaningful collaborations on aviation security in the future.
For those who are interested, the next AAAE/DHS/TSA Aviation Security Summit will be held December 4-5, 2018 in Arlington, Virginia. The “Save the Date” and more information can be found here.