November is National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Month! Join us for an inside look at how TSA protects our critical transportation sector through the Office of Intelligence & Analysis.
Ms. Nykamp has served in numerous senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Defense (DOD) positions; building a diverse National Security and counterterrorism portfolio. She currently serves as Executive Director, Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) where she oversees 30+ highly complex vetting and credentialing programs; execution of security threat assessments on 17+ million personnel with access to the Nation’s transportation sector; risk analysis of the Nation’s transportation sector; and strategic guidance and planning, and governance and optimization for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis.
Ms. Nykamp previously served as TSA Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Berlin, Germany, where she liaised with senior government officials from several European countries to optimize and harmonize aviation security measures. Ms. Nykamp’s first assignment with TSA was as Senior Advisor to the Deputy Administrator, where she was selected for the DHS Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP).
As part of the DHS SES CDP, she served on executive assignment as Senior Counselor to the Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Chief Diplomat, DHS, leading several Department initiatives to expand homeland security. She also served on executive assignment as Deputy Federal Security Director, Washington Dulles International Airport, advancing the TSA Administrator’s Risk-Based Security and counterterrorism initiatives.
Prior to joining TSA, Ms. Nykamp held several senior positions in DOD, including Senior Program Manager for international programs, U.S. Special Operations Command, and Senior Civilian Advisor, and Deputy Director for Interagency Operations, Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC).
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