Rob Margetta, CQ Staff
Nov 8, 2009
Rich Cooper, Principal of Catalyst Partners, was featured in the November 8th edition of CQ Homeland Security.
TSA Nominee Heads into Second Confirmation Hearing This Week
A few days before Erroll Southers, President Obama’s pick to head the Transportation Security Administration, took the stand for his Oct. 15 confirmation hearing, homeland security consultant Rich Cooper predicted that industry would be watching the nominee’s testimony closely.
“We’re going to see a lot about what TSA wants” in terms of future procurement priorities, said Cooper, chairman of the National Defense Industry Association’s Homeland Security Division.
As Southers heads into a second confirmation hearing this week, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Cooper said Southers’ initial performance should have put the business community at ease.
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