Matt Gilkeson

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Matt Gilkeson

Chief Data Officer & CTO

Transportation Security Administration

J. Matt Gilkeson is the Chief Data Officer (CDO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Gilkeson oversees critical initiatives aimed at enhancing data governance, promoting data sharing, driving technological innovation, and optimizing the TSA’s utilization of Artificial Intelligence (AI). His appointment underscores the TSA’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and data-driven solutions.

Gilkeson has served in various leadership roles since he joined the TSA in 2013, first as a program manager and later as director of the agency’s Innovation Task Force (ITF). In that position within Requirements and Capabilities Analysis (RCA) Office, he collaborated with key stakeholders and fostered innovation by identifying, demonstrating, and characterizing emerging solutions. His efforts at ITF helped revolutionize security screening by planning and delivering cutting-edge, automated security screening technologies, boosting passenger screening efficiency by up to 30% and saving more than $120 million.

Earlier in his career, he supported the Marine Corps Systems Command as an information systems project manager and worked in information technology and engineering for several private-sector firms. He earned his BS in Integrated Science and Technology from James Madison University.

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