Liberty Defense Welcomes Virginia Buckingham as Advisor

Virginia Buckingham

Ms. Buckingham is recognized for her leadership including instituting a first-in-the-nation security initiative that became the model for current TSA programs following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001

Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has added Virginia Buckingham to its board of advisors.

Ms. Buckingham previously served as vice president of corporate affairs for Pfizer, CEO of the Massachusetts Port Authority, held several prominent roles for two Massachusetts governors, and has also held other key executive positions.

The Massachusetts Port Authority operates three airports, the shipping and cruise terminals in the Port of Boston, and the Commonwealth Flats anchor development sites in Boston’s Seaport District. During her time as CEO there, she successfully led the expansion of Logan Airport’s capacity, reduced airport congestion, and opened direct shipping between China and Boston.

“Ms. Buckingham has an impressive track record of driving the successful deployment and adoption of new technologies focused on improving public safety, health, and peace of mind,” said Bill Frain, CEO of Liberty Defense.

“Her expertise spans multiple key areas that are essential for the widespread deployment of Liberty’s portfolio of technologies.”

She also led the recovery efforts for Logan Airport following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, was the first airport executive to call for federalization of airport security and instituted a first-in-the-nation security initiative that became the model for current TSA programs.

“Liberty Defense has a portfolio of technologies that are in the advanced stages of development, and have the potential to significantly improve the effectiveness, experience, and operations of security for a range of public spaces,” said Virginia Buckingham.

“I am pleased to be joining the team as an advisor to assist the company as it moves toward commercialization and the potential widespread adoption of its technologies in airports, government buildings, ports of entry, places of worship, event venues, and beyond.”

Liberty’s security detection technologies include:

  • The HEXWAVE walkthrough portal, uses millimeter-wave, 3D imaging, and artificial intelligence to detect all types of concealed metallic and non-metallic weapons. This system is planned to begin beta-testing in the field beginning Q3 this year
  • The next generation of High-Definition Advanced Imaging Technology (HD-AIT) millimeter-wave body scanning technology that is planned for deployment as an upgrade to current TSA checkpoint screening technologies in airports
  • An award-winning shoe screening technology that makes it possible to eliminate the need to remove shoes when moving through airport security or other secure areas

Liberty Defense provides multi-technology security solutions for concealed weapons detection in high volume foot traffic areas and locations requiring enhanced security such as airports, stadiums, schools, and more. Visit

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