GBTA’s McCormick Reappointed to TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee

2014-05-07
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  • Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) ASAC is TSA’s sole Federal advisory committee that gives the agency recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment and procedures.

    The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) announced that Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO, has been reappointed to the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Aviation Security Advisory Committee (ASAC). ASAC is TSA’s sole Federal advisory committee that gives the agency recommendations for improving aviation security methods, equipment and procedures. 

    According to TSA: “This advisory committee enhances TSA’s security posture through consultation with key partners concerning potential risks to infrastructure, passengers and cargo. In addition, ASAC gathers input from stakeholders on the effectiveness of security procedures and develops recommendations for possible improvements.” 

    “I am honored to continue representing GBTA on TSA’s Aviation Security Advisory Committee,” said Michael W. McCormick, GBTA executive director and COO. “As TSA builds on its successes in recent years with trusted traveler programs, it is vital for TSA to hear from the business travel industry to ensure that air travel remains safe and as efficient as possible for business travelers.” 

    McCormick recently concluded his first two-year term on the committee. Members serve up to two-year terms. Other representatives announced at the same time as McCormick will serve terms of office that will expire on April 9, 2016. ASAC was established in 1989 in the wake of the crash of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland. 


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