Christina Peach

Christina Peach

  • Deputy Assistant Administrator, Requirements & Capabilities Analysis
  • Transport Security Administration, USA

Christina Peach is the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Deputy Assistant Administrator (DAA) for the Office of Requirements and Capabilities Analysis (RCA). Ms. Peach has served in this role since 2024 and is a member of the Senior Executive Service.
As the DAA for RCA, Ms. Peach is responsible for driving the strategy and development of TSA’s security architecture and operational capabilities to optimize mission performance and safeguard the nation’s transportation systems through analysis and innovation.
Ms. Peach previously served as the Director (Acting) and Branch Manager for the TSA Innovation Task Force. There, she was responsible for fostering innovation by integrating key stakeholders in the identification, demonstration, and characterization of emerging technology solutions to increase security effectiveness and improve passenger experience. She oversaw a diverse headquarters staff of Program Managers who integrate operational activities, develop strategic and tactical plans, and demonstrate innovative private-sector solutions in live environments to inform requirements and address short and long-term TSA capability gaps.
Ms. Peach began her TSA career in 2008 as a Transportation Security Officer at Pittsburgh International Airport. Throughout her career, Ms. Peach has transitioned through a myriad of roles, bringing her skills and expertise to multiple TSA offices and sites. Such roles have included serving on the National Deployment Force, serving as a Master Security Training Instructor at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, a Program Analyst at Headquarters, and a Section Chief in Training & Development.


  • Future Borders

    It is now clear that entry/exit systems are future of our borders and that API/PNR data is fundamental to their successful implementation. But how is that implementation progressing, especially at our maritime and green borders where there is little or no experience in the use of these technologies and data systems, and where conditions make it much more challenging, like busy ferry ports or secluded border crossings points or harbours?
    As passengers in general want technology to make travel simpler, governmental movements towards new forms of border control with the use of Digital Identity are with public-private cooperation. What is the changing landscape of API/PNR and how will that data and systems be managed as it rolls out across the world and are Trusted Traveller Programmes based on API/PNR data the future.
    What’s the latest thought leadership in enhancing border protection and management to counter the ever-changing challenges?