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Magaw resigns, under-study Loy takes his place as transportation security head


Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta July 18 accepted the resignation of Under Secretary of Transportation for Security John Magaw and named James Loy as his replacement.

Magaw since Jan. 28 headed Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Loy served a short time as deputy under secretary of transportation for security and TSA chief operating officer.

"John Magaw is a dedicated public servant with a lifetime of achievements in the law enforcement field, and we all owe him a debt for his role in the start-up phase of TSA," Mineta said in a prepared statement. "Creating a nationwide system customized to 429 very busy commercial airports is a huge challenge."

A challenge that now falls to Loy, who recently retired as U.S. Coast Guard commandant prior to joining TSA.

"As a senior member of our DOT team for many years, Jim Loy already knows the players, the policies and the issues involved in transportation security," said Mineta.

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