Bush nominates Hawley for TSA
President Bush has nominated Edmund S. “Kip” Hawley to be the next administrator for the Transportation Security Administration.
Hawley, if confirmed by the Senate, would replace David Stone, who resigned and leaves office next month.
According to the Washington Post and Associated Press, Hawley helped Department of Transportation officials develop the blueprint for the TSA and get it running after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
He is a member of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Services Committee, and a former vice president of transportation services for Union Pacific. He currently works as a supply chain technology consultant for Arzoon, which provides hosted software to help companies manage global trade complexities. Arzoon was acquired by SSA Global Technologies last year.
Hawley would lead an agency that has been dogged by mismanagement. It had four administrators in the same number of years and attracted questions about its effectiveness in improving aviation security.
The Department of Homeland Security has been gradually whittling away TSA’s responsibilities in other areas.