President Barack Obama nominated John Pistole as assistant secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, a position where he would also lead the Transportation Security Administration. Pistole’s nomination follows two previous failed attempts to fill the position over the past year. He currently serves as the deputy director of the FBI, a position he has held since October 2004. Pistole began his career as a special agent with the FBI in 1983.
Obama Nominates Pistole for TSA Chief
- May 26, 2010, 8:39 AM