TSA names general manager for operational plans and programs

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National Press Release
Wednesday, December 20, 2006

WASHINGTON The Transportation Security Administration today announced the selection of Robert J. Chiaradio as general manager for operational plans and programs.  Chiaradio’s responsibilities include the oversight and management of a multitude of security-related issues including screening operations, the national deployment and program planning offices, regulatory compliance, and training programs and procedures.

“Bob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position and to the agency at large,” said Mike Restovich, TSA’s assistant administrator for security operations. “His previous work experience, with its focus on homeland security, executive management and 20-plus years in law enforcement prepares him to contend with the demands of his new role as general manager for operational plans and programs.”

The appointment was effective December 11.  Just prior to joining TSA, Chiaradio worked in the private sector, where he provided strategic consulting services on law enforcement and homeland security issues.  He also served as the executive assistant director-administration of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where he worked closely with FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Chiaradio holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Montclair State University and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.