Join Women in Homeland Security to welcome Nancy Nykamp, recently promoted to Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Intelligence & Analysis at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. Ms. Nykamp has also recently joined the Board of Directors of WHS.
June 28, 2017
11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Location TBA – please check eventbrite for updates.
About Ms. Nykamp:
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).
TSA’s mission is to protect the nation’s transportation systems to ensure freedom of movement for people and commerce and to provide the most effective transportation security in the most efficient way as a high performing counterterrorism organization.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed in a series of coordinated terrorist attacks in New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. The attacks resulted in the creation of the Transportation Security Administration, designed to prevent similar attacks in the future. Driven by a desire to help our nation, tens of thousands of people joined TSA and committed themselves to strengthening our transportation systems while ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce.