Ray White has been promoted to deputy assistant
administrator for the office of security operations at the US Transportation
Security Administration (TSA).
He replaces Earl Morris, who has returned to his position as
federal security director at the Salt Lake City International airport.
White has been with the TSA since 2002 and most recently
served as the acting federal security director at Dallas Love Field. He has
also served as assistant federal security director and interim federal security
During TSA’s rollout, White was in
charge of federalizing security operations in Arkansas,
Oklahoma and much of Texas, notes the agency.
“Over the past five years, Ray White has been critical to
the development of the strong system of security we have in place today”, says
TSA administrator Kip Hawley in a statement. “His determination and commitment
to the mission will ensure we continue to raise the bar of security”.
Prior to joining the TSA, White was a supervisory special
agent in civil aviation security at the US FAA. In this position, he was
responsible for security across a five-state region. White also worked as a
program manager for risk management and physical security at the FAA. While
there, he was responsible for security at more than 200 facilities.