In order to maintain the Massachusetts Port Authority's (Massport) leading role in transportation security, Massport CEO Craig Coy has assembled an advisory panel consisting of experienced professionals with the ability to tap into New England's strong academic and business communities. The eight member Massport Security Advisory Council will work with Massport's Director of Corporate Security Dennis Treece to explore new security technologies and how they might best be used in meeting the needs of the transportation sector.
"As we look at new security initiatives and products, Massport and the traveling public will have the benefit of a panel of experts with broad experience and knowledge," said Coy. "This council will enable us to quickly and effectively determine which ideas are worth pursuing as we build more secure facilities for our customers. Being a national leader on transportation security means that we must continue to look beyond today's challenges and safeguard against future threats." The pro-bono council includes local leaders in academia, high-tech business and the military. The council members will meet as needed to review security concerns and potential solutions. In addition, members have agreed to work individually with Massport staff within their fields of expertise.