In March 2013, Victoria Newhouse became the Assistant Administrator for the Office of Risk-Based Security, which is responsible for coordinating and leading the implementation of TSA's risk-based security initiatives agency-wide. In this role, Newhouse is responsible for conceptualizing, planning, and integrating initiatives that support an intelligence-driven, risk-based approach to all areas of TSA operations and technology, including TSA Pre™. Newhouse also served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Risk-Based Security.
Prior to assuming her current role, she was the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Office of Intelligence and Analysis. In that position, she oversaw all TSA daily intelligence operations, information sharing, and vetting operations, including the TSA Secure Flight program. She also oversaw TSA vetting operations that conduct background checks for approximately 14 million transportation workers.
Newhouse is a licensed attorney in Maryland and served in several positions as a senior legal advisor at TSA. As the Deputy Chief Counsel for General Law, she led legal operations covering a wide variety of issues supporting TSA operations.
Additionally, she served as the Assistant Chief Counsel for Ethics and General Legal Services and the Assistant Chief Counsel for Information Law. Prior to joining TSA in 2004, Newhouse was a senior Attorney-Advisor for the Department of the Army, Office of General Counsel.
She graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond and a Master of Arts from the University of Kansas.