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Va. Homeland Security Chief to Resign

John H. Hager said Tuesday that he will resign at the end of the month as Virginia’s first director of homeland security. Hager, a former lieutenant governor who lost a bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in 2001 to Mark L. Earley, has served as director of the Office of Commonwealth Preparedness for nearly 30 months. He will be succeeded by his deputy, George W. Foresman. The office is responsible for coordinating antiterror security measures for Virginia’s ports, railways and airports, while ensuring that local and state law enforcement agencies are aware of any potential threats. Hager also has served on several local security commissions and worked with officials in Washington and Maryland to design a security network across the national capital region, state officials said. Full Story

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