Jose Bonilla

Director, Innovation Task Force
Transportation Security Administration

Jose Bonilla is the Director for TSA’s Innovation Task Force (ITF) under the Office of Security Capabilities (OSC) with the responsibility to demonstrate emerging capabilities in the checkpoint and checked baggage areas. ITF aims to foster next-generation aviation security capabilities and flexible solutions that integrate with the “system of systems” approach in alignment with the future TSA systems architecture. Prior to joining OSC, Jose was the Deputy Director for the Operations Performance Division (OPD) within the Office of Security Operations (OSO) where he directed the continued development and implementation of all OSO Risk Based Security (RBS) initiatives and procedures. Led the coordination and training for real time threat assessment protocols. Oversaw the creation of methodologies and tactical plans that led to the successful expansion of the Advanced Image Technology (AIT). Led the expansion of TSA Pre✓™ to 120 airports nationally and introduced expedited screening measures at 450 airports throughout the Nation.

Session: North American Aviation Security Update