A Statement by DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy Kathy Kraninger: U.S. Leadership in Secure IDs

By Kathy Kraninger, Janice Kephart, and Bryan Griffith on March 26, 2009

There is no doubt that there has been a sea change in priorities in the US in the past year due to a severe down turn in the world economy and a new President that disagrees with much of the past administrations programs and policies. While there remains a no comment on much of the Bush administration work on secure documents and IDs, one thing is clear: we cannot understand where the US needs to be in the area of secure documents without looking at where we have been.

Kathy Kraninger heads the Screening Coordination Office. They bring together the various identification options to create a "person-centric perspective" on security. Through this process, her office supports those making operational decisions regarding benefits, such as immigration or domestic travel.