Pence Names Homeland Security Director

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Governor Mike Pence has named David Kane executive director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. The Elwood native most recently served as federal security director for the Transportation Security Administration.

October 30, 2014

News Release

Indianapolis, Ind. -- Governor Mike Pence today named David W. Kane, of Elwood, as Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, effective November 24, 2014.

"With nearly 30 years of experience in emergency response and management positions, David Kane has demonstrated his public safety expertise and epitomized what it means to be a true public servant," said Governor Pence. "I am confident that he is the right man at the right time to lead Indiana’s efforts to ensure the preparedness of the state and the safety of Hoosiers as Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security."

Since 2005, Kane has served as Federal Security Director for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration where he set the direction and oversaw policy implementation of the national transportation security program. Prior to this role, he served as an Assistant Federal Security Director for the department. From 1985 to 2002, he served as an air marshal within the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.

Kane has experience working at the county, state and federal level in public safety. His ability to coordinate among numerous emergency response agencies was recognized when the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary appointed him as the Federal Coordinating Official for the 2012 Super Bowl in Indianapolis.

Kane serves on the Executive Policy Board for the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center, the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force Executive Board, the U.S. Attorney’s Anti-terrorism Advisory Council, and the Indiana Counter-Terrorism and Security Advisory Committee. He is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and has certification from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Kane replaces John Hill, who serves as Deputy Chief of Staff of Public Safety in the Office of the Governor.

Source: Office of Indiana Governor Mike Pence