Loy named deputy DHS secretary

President Bush today nominated Adm. James M. Loy, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, to be deputy secretary of Homeland Security.

Bush designated Loy to work as the acting deputy secretary until the Senate acts on his nomination.

If confirmed, Loy will succeed Gordon England, who left DHS to take a position as secretary of the Navy. The Senate confirmed England's nomination Sept. 26.

Loy formerly was commandant of the Coast Guard, now a DHS agency, and Coast Guard chief of staff.

The early response to Loy's nomination was positive. "Admiral Loy has dedicated his career to securing the American homeland,' said Rep. Jim Turner (D-Texas), ranking member of the House Select Homeland Security Committee. 'His leadership and experience will serve the department well in this new assignment."

While working as TSA's first administrator, Loy oversaw the creation of an IT structure for the agency that contractors and a federal staff of about 50,000 assembled in a matter of months. (Click for Sept. 16, 2002, GCN coverage)

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