No one needs to light a fire under Steve Karoly. His fervor for protecting the traveling public – around the world – is second only to his ability to take the best of what he’s learned and apply it to unify systems, and make sense of gazillions of inputs. With over 30 years of experience as a technology integration leader and systems engineer, Karoly is an innovative thinker with a background that melds military experience with civilian.
Karoly served as TSA’s Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Capabilities where he directly supported TSA’s mission by providing security capabilities to the field. He oversaw the agency’s system risk analysis and modeling capabilities with the goal to analyze and define operational baseline performance and determine capability gaps for TSA mission areas. Karoly was also responsible for identifying emerging technologies and capabilities to address the entire aviation security ecosystem and oversaw the implementation and development, test and evaluation, acquisition, deployment and maintenance of all TSA security technologies and systems across multiple modes of transportation. Karoly directly supported TSA’s mission by providing security capabilities to the field and enhanced the effectiveness and efficiency of our nation’s transportation systems through the qualification and deployment of security capabilities that drive the global standard for security.
His talents in strategic and operational change management, cutting-edge program development, strategic human capital and finance management, and executive-level customer service made him a hot commodity throughout DHS. His 30-year career in the Navy led him to CBP and to the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office before ultimately joining TSA.
Now Karoly applies his expertise as the Executive Vice President of K2 Security Screening Group, a small business offering a comprehensive suite of best-in-class transportation security screening capabilities and services. He works to collaborate with industry and government leaders committed to cutting-edge passenger and baggage screening. We hope for Steve’s passion to keep him in the field serving the global travel community for many years.