She is also a Senior Advisor at Global Security Innovative Strategies (GSIS). GSIS is a security consulting and business advisory firm headquartered in Washington, DC. The company’s background in public safety and executive management provide the foundation for the work in security, government relations and business services.
Jill Vaughan was named Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities and the Chief Technology Officer in December 2014. As Assistant Administrator, Vaughan oversaw the implementation and development, test and evaluation, acquisition, deployment and maintenance of all TSA security technologies and systems across multiple modes of transportation. She directly supported TSA's mission by providing security capabilities to the field and continually enhanced the effectiveness and efficiency of our nation's transportation systems through the qualification and deployment of security capabilities that drive the global standard for security.
Previously, Vaughan served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer and Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Information Technology, working diligently to ensure the effectiveness of TSA’s information technology programs. As the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Information Technology, she ensured that mission-critical information technology products and services are provided to approximately 60,000 TSA employees at airports and field locations around the world. This includes extensive IT infrastructure; cyber security and information assurance; end user provisioning and services; and applications development, as well as compliance with the policies and standards set by the Department of Homeland Security and the White House.
She was formerly TSA’s Chief Information Security Officer, primarily overseeing areas covering computer network defense; focused operations; FISMA compliance and policy; cyber security awareness and outreach; and secure infrastructure and vulnerability management. Her extensive administrative experience includes overseeing IT security for one of the largest managed services contracts in the current administration.
Ms. Vaughan combines over 17 years of information technology and cybersecurity experience. She is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, ISC2, a graduate from the DHS Senior Fellows Program, and a 2015 Fed 100 recipient from Federal Computer Weekly (FCW). She is also a graduate from the Harvard College National Preparedness Leadership Initiative.