• The SMC announced this week that homeland security expert Kevin Schmidt, Vice President of Government Relations for Smiths Group, has been re-elected Chair and LeeAnn Levesque, Vice President, Business Development, Security Products with Analogic was elected as Vice-Chair. View the full press release here .
  • The SMC sent a letter on March 22, 2021 to DHS Secretary Mayorkas on the importance of investments in aviation security technology to accelerate recovery and protect travelers. Read the letter here.
  • The Security Manufacturers Coalition (SMC) has published a report on 'Enhancing Security Effectiveness in a COVID-19 Contactless Environment. The full report can be read here

  • The Security Manufacturers Coalition (SMC) today announced that Congressman John Katko (R-NY-24) has been awarded the inaugural Aviation Security Guardian Award. See the full announcement letter here

  • The Security Manufacturers Coalition (SMC) coordinated a joint letter with AAAE and ACI to congressional leadership supporting the $208 million in funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) which is included in the Senate HEROES Act. 

  • The SMC released a statement regarding the proposed Coronavirus Response Additional Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020 that calls for $208,000,000 in funding for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the Coronavirus. Download the full press release here.

  • SMC advocates for accelerated security screening technology in efforts to protect TSA workers and the travelling public. See the letter to congressional leaders here

  • SMC Engagement on Passenger Security Fee Diversion.  Congress redirected the Passenger Security Fee to the General Fund of the Treasury for deficit reduction.  The Passenger Fee, also known as the September 11 Security Fee, is collected by air carriers from passengers at the time air transportation is purchased.  Air carriers then remit the fees to TSA for providing security against terrorist attacks. Information on the diversion can be found here.

  • SMC advocated for a TSA Technology Investment Plan.   P.L. 113-245 Requires TSA to produce a Strategic Five-Year Technology Investment Plan (Five Year Plan).  This plan aims to achieve a shared vision among congressional, industry, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and TSA stakeholders to address security technology needs, deploy cutting-edge security capabilities, and increase efficiency and security effectiveness in American aviation security. The recently published plan is located here.