Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of May 10, 2010

Cathleen Berrick

Managing Director, GAO for Homeland Security and Justice

Cathleen Berrick has spent her whole career as a public servant.  First in the office of the Inspector General at the Pentagon and with the Air Force Audit Agency, and later with the Postal Service’s Inspector General and the Government Accountability Office, Cathleen has been at the forefront of ensuring the accountability of government for many years.  As the Managing Director at the GAO for Homeland Security and Justice, she has led comprehensive analyses of potential security vulnerabilities at the Transportation Security Agency (TSA) and suggested key improvements.  In 2008, when assigned to review the plan for the TSA’s “Secure Flight” program, which screens air passengers against terrorist watch lists, Cathleen identified flaws and offered sound recommendations.  She has also conducted studies and authored reports recommending more oversight in how we secure our nation’s mass transit systems and passenger rail.  Cathleen has testified before congressional committees over twenty times and has proven to be an expert resource for policymakers. 

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Cathleen Berrick HERE

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