Lynne Osmus named acting FAA Administrator

Osmus’ appointment is effective starting Jan 16. The announcement was buried in a White House press release identifying 45 last-minute appointments by the Bush Administration. From Osmus’ biography on the FAA website:

Lynne A. Osmus was appointed Assistant Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials on July 1, 2003. Ms. Osmus has been an executive with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) since 1990, and an FAA employee since 1979. She is currently responsible for the internal security programs of FAA, including security of FAA facilities, personnel security, investigations, the drug interdiction support program, and security of classified material. She also manages the agency’s Hazardous Materials Program, which provides oversight of rules governing the transportation of hazardous materials by air.

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