Author: Chris Grollnek
As an active shooter prevention expert and founder of the Active Shooter Prevention Project, I commend the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Administrator David Pekoske on the publication of the Administrator’s Intent 3.0. This biennial plan prioritizes people, partnerships, and technology in the pursuit of enhanced transportation security. I firmly believe that the Active Shooter Prevention Project can support TSA in achieving its goals, particularly in developing a national standard for the prevention, preparedness, and response to active shooter and domestic terrorism events.
Collaborating for Enhanced Security
The Active Shooter Prevention Project shares a common mission with TSA: to make public spaces, including transportation systems, safer from the threat of active shooters and domestic terrorism. By working together, we can pool our expertise and resources to develop comprehensive strategies and practices that align with the Administrator’s Intent 3.0.
National Standard for Prevention and Response
The Active Shooter Prevention Project has been at the forefront of advocating for a national standard for the prevention, preparedness, and response to active shooter events. Our project aims to establish a cohesive framework that sets guidelines and best practices for organizations, including TSA, to follow. By implementing this national standard, we can ensure consistency, effectiveness, and coordination across the nation’s transportation systems, creating a safer environment for travelers.
Building on TSA’s Strategic Priorities
The Active Shooter Prevention Project can support TSA’s strategic priorities of people, partnerships, and technology. Through training programs, educational initiatives, and collaborative efforts, we can enhance the preparedness and response capabilities of TSA personnel, foster partnerships between TSA and other relevant stakeholders, and leverage innovative technologies to detect and mitigate active shooter threats.
As TSA embarks on its mission to modernize and enhance transportation security, the Active Shooter Prevention Project stands ready to offer its support. By aligning our efforts and leveraging our expertise, we can work towards the development of a national standard for the prevention, preparedness, and response to active shooter and domestic terrorism events within the transportation sector. Together, we can create a safer environment for all, ensuring that the traveling public is protected from the devastating effects of such incidents. Let us join forces and make a lasting impact on transportation security through our collaborative endeavors.
The new Administrator’s Intent 3.0 aligns with the Department of Homeland Security 2023 Priorities, national strategies and directives, including the National Cybersecurity Strategy and the Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government.