The Senate confirmed former Virginia homeland security chief George W. Foresman on Saturday as the new Under Secretary for Preparedness at DHS. Sec. Chertoff’s statement today on the confirmation is found here.
This is a very solid choice for the job. But it’s still a bit unclear what he has authority over as of today, given the lack of clarity about the progress in implementing the second-stage review. The list is supposed to include Infrastructure Protection, Cybersecurity, the Chief Medical Officer, OSLGCP, and the US Fire Administration. Which of these is he in charge of today?
Update: The Washington Times answers at least part of my question today.