TSA Announces Indiana Safety Director
Aaron Batt has been named Federal Security Director for the state of Indiana. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration says his responsibilities include all commercial airports and security issues associated with mass transit, commuter rail, maritime and pipelines. February 2, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - The Transportation Security Administration has named Aaron Batt as the Federal Security Director (FSD) for the state of Indiana, effective January 26.
In his new position, he is responsible for all commercial airports in Indiana, which includes five federalized airports (IND, FWA, SBN, EVV, GYY), in addition to security responsibilities associated with mass transit, commuter rail, maritime and pipeline issues.
Mr. Batt has been with TSA since its inception and has served in various domestic and international leadership positions. Prior to his appointment as FSD, Mr. Batt served as the Assistant Federal Security Director for Screening at Indianapolis International Airport. Mr. Batt has also served as the TSA Europe Regional Director, Transportation Security Specialist, Supervisory Program Analyst, and Deputy FSD for TSA in northern Indiana.
Prior to joining TSA, Mr. Batt worked in the airline industry and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Purdue University with a specialization in Aviation Management.
Mr. Batt is married with two children and is a long-time resident of Indiana, claiming New Castle as his hometown.
The outgoing FSD, David Kane, was named the Executive Director of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security in November 2014.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) was created in the wake of September 11, 2001, to strengthen the security of the nation’s transportation systems and ensure the freedom of movement for people and commerce. Today, TSA secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security. TSA’s workforce comprises approximately 50,000 frontline officers who screen approximately 1.8 million travelers each day at more than 450 airports nationwide. For more information about TSA, please visit our website at www.tsa.gov.
Source: The U.S. Transportation Security Administration