Resources

 

  1. SMC advocates for accelerated security screening technology in efforts to protect TSA workers and the travelling public. See the letter to congressional leaders here

  2. Smiths Group's Kevin Schmidt Elected Chair of the Security Manfacturers Coalition, 2020.

  3. SMC Engagement on Passenger Security Fee Diversion.  Congress redirected the Passenger Security Fee to the General Fund of the Treasury for deficit reduction.  The Passenger Fee, also known as the September 11 Security Fee, is collected by air carriers from passengers at the time air transportation is purchased.  Air carriers then remit the fees to TSA for providing security against terrorist attacks. Information on the diversion can be found here.

  4. SMC advocated for a TSA Technology Investment Plan.   P.L. 113-245 Requires TSA to produce a Strategic Five-Year Technology Investment Plan (Five Year Plan).  This plan aims to achieve a shared vision among congressional, industry, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and TSA stakeholders to address security technology needs, deploy cutting-edge security capabilities, and increase efficiency and security effectiveness in American aviation security. The recently published plan is located here.

  5. SMC engagement with industry partners on government shutdown impacting TSA.  See shut down letter here.