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Securing America’s Transportation Infrastructure

Wed, Oct 12, 2011, 4:30pm - 6:00pm


Note: This event has been cancelled.  


You are cordially invited to a special lecture with 

Daniel R. Johnson 
Assistant Administrator for Intelligence 
Transportation Security Administration 

on the topic of
Securing America’s Transportation Infrastructure: 
TSA’s Intelligence Driven, Risk-Based Approach in Support of our Nation’s Transportation Infrastructure

October 12, 2011
4:30 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 

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This event is part of IWP’s Distinguished Military Speakers Series.


Daniel R. JohnsonDaniel R. Johnson

Dan Johnson was named Assistant Administrator for Intelligence in January 2011. With 26 years of experience in the U.S. Air Force managing and directing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) operations, Johnson oversees TSA’s analysis and risk management of intelligence for the nation’s transportation systems.

He is a recognized expert on national and theater ISR operations, and a seasoned staff officer with a proven track record of success in the acquisition and fielding of new billion-dollar ISR weapon systems.

Most recently, as a Wing and Mission Commander with the U.S. Air Force Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Agency, he commanded the U.S. Air Force’s largest and most operationally engaged globally networked and regionally focused intelligence wing. In that capacity, Johnson oversaw thousands of military and civilian personnel at 12 geographically dispersed locations providing critical intelligence to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Korea Armistice operations, as well as theater engagement in the Pacific, South America, Europe and Africa.

He also worked at the Pentagon’s Joint Chiefs of Staff as Deputy Director for Joint Requirements, Oversight Council and Targets. In that role, he provided intelligence support to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense.

His earlier military assignments included Director for the Commander of the Pacific Air Force Commanders Action Group from 2004 through 2005, and Squadron Commander at Osan Air Base in South Korea from 2001 through 2003.

Johnson is the recipient of numerous awards and medals, including the General George Kenney Award for the best lessons learned organization in the U.S. Air Force.

His paper, Enabling Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance for Effects Based Operations, was published in a university journal in 2005.

Johnson graduated from the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, with a Master of Strategic Studies; and received a Master of Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and Policy from the Eastern Connecticut State University.