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News AASHTO Journal December 19, 2001
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Norm Mineta announced that President George W. Bush intends to nominate John Magaw as undersecretary to a new agency, the Transportation Security Administration, at the U.S. DOT.

Magaw is now the acting executive director of the Office of National Preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency which puts him in charge of FEMA's response to terrorism. He has previously served as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and as director of the U.S. Secret Service.

In a release, Mineta's office said Magaw "directed a thorough review and overhaul of the entire organization and restored morale to the ATF workforce."

Magaw is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and received the 1991 and 1999 Presidential Rank Meritious Awards for federal service and, in 1995, received the Presidential Rank Distinguished Award.

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