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White House Finds Homeland Security Jobs a Tough Sell
The vacant posts are in DHS's Directorate for Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP), a terrorist threat assessment and warning unit that includes five cybersecurity divisions previously scattered across other federal agencies. March 1 is the deadline for most federal agencies reassigned to DHS to have completed the move to the department.
The Bush administration's top pick for the IAIP undersecretary position, former Defense Intelligence Agency Director James Clapper, turned down the job last month. Two assistant secretary positions -- one charged with managing intelligence gathering and the other responsible for infrastructure protection -- also must be filled.
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