WASHINGTON -- John Magaw was nominated by the Bush administration
to become the first undersecretary of transportation for security.
His duties will include overseeing the new federal workforce for
The nomination was announced by Transportation Secretary Norman
Magaw, whose nomination must be approved by the Senate and whose
term would be for five years, is a former director of the Bureau of
Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the U.S. Secret Service. As head
of the ATF, he reviewed and overhauled the organization in the
aftermath of the Waco, Texas, and Oklahoma City tragedies.
His present post is acting executive director of the Office of
National Preparedness within the Federal Emergency Management