official who worked on transportation issues at the Department of Homeland
Security has resigned.
Stewart Verdery Jr., assistant secretary for Border and Transportation Security
Policy and Planning, announced his resignation in early February. He will leave
his post March 4.
the department, Verdery worked on policies related to immigration and issuing
visas, cargo and international commerce, international trade, transportation
security, counternarcotics and federal law-enforcement training, according to
frequently represented the department in congressional hearings and in
briefings before numerous congressional committees.
He was nominated by President George W. Bush April 10, 2003,
and was confirmed by the Senate June 19, 2003.