Transportation Security Symposium

December 1 - 10, 2021

The Government Technology & Services Coalition is extremely pleased to host the Transportation Security Symposium, to examine the missions, programs, and goals of Transportation Security.  Webinars feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and subject matter discussions for approximately 1.5-2 hours daily.

GTSC continues to bring you the people, information, and collaboration necessary to understand our government partners.  For GTSC's Transportation Security Symposium, we will host discussions around the administration's procurement goals, IT transformation initiatives, their small business strategy, and much more.

LOGISTICS: For GTSC's Transportation Security Symposium 2021 you will receive the login information for the day's webinar before 10:00 am EST each day. You will need to register for the entirety of the sessions, and will receive the information for each, day of. 


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Thank you for participating and we look forward to a great week!

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2:00 - 3:00 PM 

David Pekoske

Administrator, Transportation Security Administration

David Pekoske was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Transportation Security Administration’s seventh administrator in August 2017. He leads a workforce of approximately 60,000 employees, including the Federal Air Marshal Service, and is responsible for security operations at nearly 450 airports throughout the United States and shared security for highways, railroads, ports, mass transit systems and pipelines. Under his leadership, TSA is working continuously to raise the security baseline for both aviation and surface transportation through close partnerships and alliances and a robust homeland security network.

While continuing to serve as TSA Administrator, Pekoske also served at the Department of Homeland Security as Acting Secretary from January 20 to February 2, 2021, and as the Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Secretary from April to November 2019 and again from February to June 2021. At the Department, Pekoske helped lead a unified national effort to ensure the continued security of the United States, coordinating components with missions ranging from prevention and protection to recovery and response.


Keynote: State of Transportation Security 

Wednesday, December 1

State of the Union: Transportation Security 

3:00 - 4:00 PM


Patricia Cogswell 

Former Deputy Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration


Senior Strategic Advisor, Guidehouse 


Former Acting Deputy Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, National Security Council


Steve Karoly 

Former Acting Assistant Administrator of the TSA Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis

Contracting and Opportunities Overview 

Bill Weinberg

Assistant Administrator for Contracting and Procurement and Head of Contracting Activity for the Transportation Security Administration

J. William (Bill) Weinberg was named TSA’s Assistant Administrator for Contracting and Procurement and Head of Contracting Activity in November 2020.

Prior to this role, Weinberg spent over 32 years in highly complex acquisition roles within the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security and Commerce solving program issues and budget challenges through innovative acquisition solutions. As Managing Director, Federal Practice, Weinberg brought his years of federal acquisition experience and strategic leadership to Guidepost Solutions, where he provided expert advice in navigating the complex world of government procurement.

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