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Neffenger named TSA administrator


The U.S. Senate on Monday voted 81-1 to confirm Peter Neffenger's appointment as the next administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Neffenger currently serves as vice commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, according to a press release from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Before he assumed that post in May 2014, he was deputy commandant for operations, where he directed strategy, policy resources and doctrine for the employment of Coast Guard forces globally.

He's also served as director of Coast Guard strategic management and doctrine, as well as commander of the Ninth Coast Guard District.

"Admiral Neffenger understands the challenges we face, and I know he is ready to take them on at TSA," said DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in a statement. "I am confident he will be a strong leader of TSA."

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