General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), is pleased to present the 16th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit, December 6-7, 2016, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia. 

JUST ANNOUNCED: TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger will be delivering a Keynote Address on Tuesday, December 6.

The 16th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHS Aviation Security Summit continues the tradition of AAAE and federal aviation security policymakers coming together at a joint summit to review the complex issues surrounding aviation security today and to look ahead to challenges on the horizon. The issues and challenges facing aviation security and the new leadership at TSA are many, including critical reports by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, increased scrutiny and legislative action by Members of Congress, and high-profile breaches of security by aviation employees. Airport operators and aviation industry partners are also facing new regulations, increased checkpoint wait times, and reduced funding and resources to meet ever-growing requirements for aviation security. 

As one of the top-attended security events in Washington, D.C., this important annual Summit brings together senior leadership from DHS and the TSA with airport operators and other key players in security policy and operations for an intensive day and a half conference. The interactive format of the summit enables the open exchange of ideas and information on the most important security issues facing the aviation industry. In particular, the summit sessions will focus on issues such as insider threat, employee screening, airport access control, perimeter security, cybersecurity at airports, exit lane monitoring, risk based security, passenger, checked baggage and cargo screening operations, technology deployment and funding issues, recent legislative initiatives, general aviation security, and domestic and international programs to facilitate passenger travel. This conference provides the perfect opportunity to join in a dialogue with policymakers from TSA, DHS and Congress, learn about the latest developments regarding security policy and technology, and network with key aviation security decision-makers. 

Senior TSA and DHS executives, as well as representatives from other federal agencies and Congress, will speak at the summit. Airport and airline representatives and recognized aviation industry leaders are also invited to participate on the program.

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