• Industry Engagement Manager, Surface Air Cargo, 
  • Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
  • Transportation Safety Administration

Thomas Friedman has been with TSA since 2003. He currently serves as the Industry Engagement Manager for Air Cargo, in the Office of Policy Plans and Engagement. His responsibilities include the providing national policy engagement with senior level trusted operators and key associations to develop strategic industry partnerships. These partnerships foster relationships through frank two-way information sharing that result in a shared understanding of risk, vulnerability, and gap analysis to develop appropriate, creative security programs with the least impact on business. Mr Friedman serves as the principal advisor to the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Policy Plans and Engagement (PPE) for Air Cargo modal security issues and provide national aviation and surface transportation security expertise and interface to the TSA, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Transportation, White House and Congress. Mr.Friedman also serves as the TSA co-chair on the Aviation Security Advisory Council Air Cargo working group.