[ISN] Top Homeland hires considered

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Date: Thu Mar 13 2003 - 00:53:39 PST

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    By Judi Hasson 
    March 12, 2003
    The Bush administration is considering hiring New York City's 
    counterterrorism chief and Coca-Cola Co.'s top cybersecurity watchdog 
    for top jobs in the new Homeland Security Department, Federal Computer 
    Week has learned.
    Retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Frank Libutti, who took on the New York 
    City post Jan. 16, 2002, is being considered as undersecretary for 
    intelligence analysis and infrastructure protection for the new 
    And Robert Liscouski, the director of information assurance for the 
    soft-drink maker, is under consideration for assistant secretary for 
    infrastructure protection.
    Background checks are just beginning for the potential candidates, and 
    the nomination process could take weeks or months to complete.
    Prior to his service for New York City, Libutti served as special 
    assistant for homeland security at the Defense Department. Prior to 
    that, he was commander of Marine Corps Forces in the Pacific.
    Libutti's office at the New York City Police Department declined to 
    comment. The office was created to detect, prevent and investigate 
    Little is known about Liscouski. Calls to his office were not 
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