TSA Names David Kane Federal Security Director for Indianapolis Int'l Airport

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced today that David W. Kane has been named Federal Security Director (FSD) for Indianapolis International Airport. Mr. Kane assumed the duties of acting director in August 2005, following the tragic death of the airport's first Federal Security Director, Dick M. Suekawa.

"It is hard to lose one of your own and we grieve the passing of Dick Suekawa," said TSA Central Area Director Leopoldo Vasquez. " David Kane, Dick's successor, possesses the requisite leadership skills and is truly committed and prepared to accomplish the TSA mission in Indianapolis. We are proud to have him on board."

A prior law enforcement investigator in Indiana, Kane joined the Federal Aviation Administration as a Federal Air Marshal in 1985. He held several positions with the Federal Aviation Administration until he was reassigned to the TSA. Since joining TSA in 2002, Kane has held the Assistant FSD position at Indianapolis International Airport, overseeing passenger and baggage screening, regulatory inspection and business operations.

On November 19, 2001, President Bush signed the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, which created the TSA and established the authority of the Federal Security Director. The FSD is the chief federal security officer and the first point of contact when a security issue arises at the airport. TSA is the lead agency for security at airports and ports as well as the nation's railroads, highways and public transit systems.

For more information regarding TSA, please visit our Web site at http://www.tsa.gov.

CONTACT: Lara Uselding of Transportation Security Administration, cell:+1-773-573-8168

SOURCE Transportation Security Administration

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