Zaidman returns to FAA

The private sector has nothing on the federal government, apparently.

Less than a month after retiring from the Federal Aviation Administration for a job at Computer Sciences Corp., Steve Zaidman has decided to return to his old stomping grounds.

FAA Administrator Jane Garvey announced May 22 that she has selected Zaidman to serve as director of Airways Facilities Service in the agency's Air Traffic Organization. He will replace Alan Moore, who retires June 2.

Zaidman was the FAA's associate administrator for research and acquisitions for nearly four years before he joined CSC in April as an account executive for transportation security.

At the agency, he managed a 2,000-person organization responsible for upgrading the National Airspace System (NAS) infrastructure. Charlie Keegan, director of the operational evolution staff and previously head of the Office of Free Flight, took over Zaidman's position.

In his newest role at the FAA, Zaidman will manage the technicians and engineers that oversee the maintenance and upkeep of all the hardware in the NAS.

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