Bush fills two top Homeland Security posts

Bush fills two top Homeland Security posts

President Bush continues to fill out the top management team at the Homeland Security Department. This week, Bush said he would nominate Charles E. McQueary as undersecretary for science and technology and Michael D. Brown as undersecretary for emergency preparedness and response.

The nominations follow nominations and appointments for several other high-level positions in the department, including the naming of Janet Hale as undersecretary for management, Asa Hutchinson as undersecretary for border and transportation security, and Steve I. Cooper as CIO.

McQueary'a former president of defense giant General Dynamics Corp. of Falls Church, Va., and a former board member of the National Defense Industrial Association'will head the government's domestic defense R&D.

Brown, currently the deputy director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will focus on ways to integrate the federal response to emergencies by creating a national incident management system.

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