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TSA Chief Named Deputy At Homeland Security

The White House yesterday promoted the head of the Transportation Security Administration to second-in-command at the Department of Homeland Security, just days after a high-profile breach in which box cutters and other dangerous items were discovered aboard commercial aircraft. James M. Loy, the TSA administrator, was selected over other higher-ranking officials in the Cabinet department, including Undersecretary for Border and Transportation Security Asa Hutchinson, for the position of deputy secretary under Secretary Tom Ridge. Until confirmed by Congress, Loy will remain in his current job at the TSA, a Homeland Security spokesman said. “Loy has experience in homeland security issues that are almost unmatched in government today,” said department spokesman Gordon Johndroe, citing Loy’s former role as commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard before joining the TSA. “With his vast experience and organizational skills, he will bring a lot to the department in this new role.” Full Story

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