TSA CTO leaving in December

Transportation and Security Administration Chief Technology Officer Jill Vaughan​ is leaving the agency effective Dec. 2, after ​two years in the role.

Jill Vaughan (official photo)

Transportation Security Administration Chief Technology Officer Jill Vaughan is leaving the agency Dec. 2 after two years in the role, FedScoop has learned.

Vaughan is also the assistant administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities. In her current roles, she oversees “implementation and development, test and evaluation, acquisition, deployment and maintenance of all TSA security technologies and systems across multiple modes of transportation.”

Vaughan has held other roles at TSA, such as deputy CIO and deputy assistant administrator for the Office of Information Technology. She has also served as TSA’s CISO.


As CISO, Vaughan oversaw “areas covering computer network defense; focused operations; FISMA compliance and policy; cyber security awareness and outreach; and secure infrastructure and vulnerability management.”

She has more than 10 years of information security experience and 15 years of IT experience.

Vaughan was named one of FedScoop’s 50 Women in Tech in 2014.

Samantha Ehlinger

Written by Samantha Ehlinger

Samantha Ehlinger is a technology reporter for FedScoop. Her work has appeared in the Houston Chronicle, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and several McClatchy papers, including Miami Herald and The State. She was a part of a McClatchy investigative team for the “Irradiated” project on nuclear worker conditions, which won a McClatchy President’s Award. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University. Contact Samantha via email at, or follow her on Twitter at @samehlinger. Subscribe to the Daily Scoop for stories like this in your inbox every morning by signing up here:

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