May 24, 2010
The classifieds in this issue offer eight Help Wanted positions, including two chief executive posts!
Pistole TSA Nominee
President Barack Obama nominated John S. Pistole, current deputy director of the FBI, to serve the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as assistant secretary for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The Senate must approve the nomination.
Pistole joined the FBI as a special agent in 1983; prior to becoming deputy director in 2004, he served in the Counterterrorism Division, beginning in 2002 as deputy assistant director for operations, then as assistant director for counterterrorism, and later as executive assistant director for counterterrorism and counterintelligence.
In his new post, he will oversee ongoing DHS efforts to secure the nation’s aviation networks, railroads, ports, and public transportation systems, security operations for 450 federalized airports throughout the nation, and the Federal Air Marshal Service.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said of Pistole: “John’s national security and counterterrorism expertise will be a great asset to the department in our efforts to enhance the security of our vital transportation systems. Strong and effective transportation security requires proactive measures and a strong understanding of the evolving threat picture. John’s significant experience and expertise in this field—which I have seen firsthand over the last 16 months—will serve both TSA and the traveling public well.”