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Daniel McCoy, Chief Innovation Officer at TSA

Daniel McCoy

Chief Innovation Officer


Daniel McCoy, Chief Innovation Officer at TSA

As the chief innovation officer at the Transportation Security Administration, Daniel McCoy’s main responsibility is to enhance the experience of travelers and TSA officers, as well as to explore new technologies to advance the agency’s security, employment and travel operations.

Formed as a response to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, TSA is the part of the Department of Homeland Security responsible for the protection of the country’s transportation systems and for the safety of air, land and water passengers. 

Before joining the agency in May 2020, McCoy was a domain manager for almost two years at Deloitte Catalyst’s government and public services, in charge of the implementation of emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain and virtual reality. 

Previously, he served for a year as Deloitte’s senior consultant for the Department of Defense, leading the team that addressed the agency’s financial process, reporting and technology weaknesses. 

In addition, McCoy was instrumental in the development of DOD’s five-year strategic vision to enhance the financial performance of assets worth more than $463M. He also organized intergovernmental activities involving the Office of Personnel Management, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense and the Treasury. 

He was likewise the company’s senior consultant for the Cabinet-level department from June 2015 to May 2016. During his tenure, he designed financial models concerning large-scale service migration for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. He also coordinated executive-level strategy workshops to determine and prioritize important projects.

Early in his career, McCoy took on the role of a financial analyst at Raytheon from September 2012 to April 2014, specializing in international programs, integrated air and missile defense finance, defense systems and global business services. 

He began his profession as a legislative assistant for Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt's regional office from February 2010 to April 2012.

McCoy graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Hofstra University.

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