DOT creates new security and hazmat office
The Transportation Department has created a new FAA office for internal security and hazardous materials, and 24-year FAA veteran Lynne Osmus has been named to head it. The 450 employees in her office will oversee the FAA’s hazardous materials program, personnel and contractor security investigations, as well as security for FAA facilities. The office is also the FAA’s liaison to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which now resides within the Department of Homeland Security. Osmus joined the FAA in 1979 and served most recently as a senior advisor to FAA deputy admininstrator Bobby Sturgell, coordinating security issues between the FAA and TSA.