Bush nominates technology specialist for TSA post

Bush nominates technology specialist for TSA post

President George W. Bush has nominated Edmund S. 'Kip' Hawley, a supply-chain technology consultant with experience in federal transportation issues, to lead the Transportation Security Administration.

Hawley will succeed David Stone, who announced in April that he would leave in June.

Hawley, who lives in California, is a member of the Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Services Committee.

Hawley reportedly helped administration officials craft TSA's structure in the days after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He later worked for Arzoon Inc. of San Mateo, Calif., a transportation management software company that SSA Inc. of Chicago subsequently purchased. 'He didn't come over with the acquisition,' an SSA spokeswoman said.

Hawley previously worked as vice president of transportation services for Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, Neb. Earlier in his career, he was deputy assistant secretary and executive director of governmental affairs at the Transportation Department. Hawley received a bachelor's degree from Brown University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

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