Transportation & Innovation
The Chertoff Group brings expertise and perspective to its Transportation & Innovation practice.
Strategy and Security for Companies in the Transportation Sector
We help technology companies in the transportation sector to navigate the federal business landscape, including regulatory requirements.
Our experts have served in high-level executive branch positions and have worked with international government partners. We understand the intricacies of technology testing and approvals within the Department of Homeland Security. We have experience with the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Secret Service (USSS).
Once a technology is approved for use by a particular DHS agency, that does not necessarily transfer to other agencies within DHS. It is crucial to understand the mission specific requirements of each agency to expand opportunities and win new business.
We assist companies with Transportation Security technologies promote their solutions throughout the Department of Homeland Security ecosystem and accelerate growth.
Shape Your Go-To-Market Approach with DHS
Gigaplex™ Remote Screening for
Checkpoints and Checked Baggage
Each day, aviation security systems are put to the test as travelers with their carry-ons and checked/hold-baggage pass through checkpoints and hold-baggage screening at airports around the world. As global airport staffing shortages persist and the potential for threats remains ever-present, there is a constant, vital need to improve both security efficiency and effectiveness.
To meet this need, security experts The Chertoff Group, along with our partners at Integrated Defense and Security Solutions (IDSS), have developed a Gigaplex™ system that enables checkpoint and checked baggage images generated onsite at any airport to be screened remotely at redundant centralized locations.
This system uses patented covert node technology, developed by The Chertoff Group’s Lee Kair, to insert real threat objects into the baggage stream, producing system-wide performance data for threats. Our team has validated that this solution enables remote image review at the same speed as the local airport checkpoint with typical airport bandwidth requirements.
A live demonstration of the system conducted by the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) in June 2022 marked a major milestone. In its press release, DHS S&T highlighted the demonstration, DHS S&T called the demonstration successful, and showed that the massive multiplexing system can send computed tomography (CT) X-ray images of carry-on and checked/hold baggage to remote locations for near real-time analysis of potential threats.
The new system enables TSA to optimize workflows and direct images to specialists or TSOs with availability, based on screening requirements and workload demand. Ultimately this enhances security effectiveness and improves the traveler experience by reducing wait times and providing a more seamless experience.