MAGAW INSTALLED AS TRANSPORTATION SECURITY ADMINISTRATION HEAD
John Magaw, former director of the Secret Service, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, has been appointed by President Bush to head the newly formed Transportation Security Administration.
The TSA, chartered by Congress last year, will take over transportation security nationwide.
Although Congress is in recess now and until the end of January, under the U.S. Constitution the president has the right to make appointments while bypassing the normal congressional proceedings.
“John Magaw is a superb appointment,” said Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta. “He brings decades of wisdom, experience and leadership to our new Transportation Security Administration.”