Monday, June 15, 2009

TSA names spy agency vet as CIO

A veteran of the tech-savvy, super spying National Security Agency has been named as chief information officer for the Transportation Security Administration. Emma Garrison-Alexander, a former senior official at the NSA, will head TSA's Office of Information Technology and manage a budget of about $400 million.

"She will provide vision and leadership for developing and implementing IT initiatives across TSA," said Gale Rossides, TSA's Acting Administrator in a news release. "Her experience in signals intelligence and information technology systems will be a strategic asset. We are fortunate to have her with us and her skills will no doubt continue to set the standard for excellence in transportation security."


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