This is my submission for the Walden University Scholar's for Change. Safeguarding the American way of life is my passion. In cities across the country, my contributions help in protecting the Nation's transportation systems to promote the freedom of movement of people and commerce.
My name is Dr. Lonnie Brinson. As a scholar practitioner, my Walden experience has enabled me to contribute to the scholarly research and development of better cost benefit metrics for the Transportation Security Administration. This means successfully creating innovative solutions and strategies associated with transportation security to provide the most effective security in the most efficient way to maximize the value to the American people.
As America seems to have recovered in a 9/11 era, the threat of domestic terrorism still looms. However, the aviation industry will always be considered a gateway to terrorist attacks by means of commercial aircraft. As a change agent with NTSA, my positive social change involves collaborating with the agencies inspection work force, federal, state, local, tribal, international, and private sector partners through inspections and assessments of operations and facilities, investigations industry outreach, and other collaborative methods by utilizing a risk based security approach to anticipate and continually mitigate and reduce evolving threats while ensuring regulatory compliance.
Walden has really made a difference in my personal life and professional career. I've continued to champion Walden's mission and vision. Realizing lifelong learning doesn't end with me, the cycle must continue by inspiring others to be agents of change. It's like having a big secret and wanting to keep it all to yourself, but then, you realize you have to share it with someone. That secret is Walden.
Walden has enhanced my ability to develop and implement risk management initiatives across TSA. As a scholar practitioner, I believe that conducting effective and critical analysis can be the difference between detecting vulnerabilities and preventing another terrorist attack on our nation's homeland. This is what I hope for our future.