New LAX Port Director to Oversee Facial Recognition Program

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appointed a new director Nov. 22 to oversee its facial recognition program, international travel, and a new cargo X-ray system at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Director Cheryl Davies, formerly the assistant director of passenger operations, was sworn in during a Change of Command Ceremony at the Sgt. Paul Nakamura Army Reserve Center at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, Calif. “Our mission is clear, our challenges are ever-evolving, but every challenge presents an opportunity to be nimble, to show that as a team we will rise to the occasion and I know it will because my team is the best of the best,” Davies told U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) senior leadership, employees, law enforcement partners, and stakeholders at the ceremony, according to the DHS. LAX officials expect an increase of international travelers at the airport to reach 18,000 …

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