Army Maj. Gen. Richard Quirk III will become NSA's director for signals intelligence, effective April 21.
Prior to joining NSA in October 2001, Quirk served in a variety of Army intelligence positions including the director of intelligence for U.S. Southern Command in Panama and Miami from 1997 through 1999.
In addition, Charles Meals, who will move from the agency's customer relationships directorate to become deputy director. Meals has served in various mission positions at NSA for more than 30 years, according to the agency.
For more, see "NSA names new signals intell director."
Tom Reinhardt has accepted an appointment as chief of staff to Janet Hale, the undersecretary of management at the Homeland Security Department.
Reinhardt had been vice president of business development at NCI Information Systems Inc. since August 2002. This appointment, effective April 7, marks Reinhardt's return to public service. He spent four years at the Justice Department during the first Bush administration, and he worked on national defense issues on the White House staff during the Reagan administration.
In his new capacity, Reinhardt will play a central role in coordinating DHS information security and assurance activities. The agency's chief information officer, chief financial officer and chief personnel officer all report to Hale.
Executive nominations confirmed by the Senate on March 31:
* Linda Springer to be controller, Office of Federal Financial Management, Office of Management and Budget.
* Harold Damelin to be inspector general, Small Business Administration.
Kay Goss, senior adviser for homeland security, business continuity and emergency management services for EDS, has been appointed to the Secure Virginia Panel by Gov. Mark Warner. Her term of service runs through Jan. 1, 2006.
Goss previously served as associate director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in charge of preparedness, training, and exercises during the Clinton Administration. She joined EDS in 2000 and is regarded as a thought leader in change management, fire services, higher education, emergency management, homeland security, public/private partnerships, public service and international affairs.
The 20-member Secure Virginia Panel was established by executive order in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to review, evaluate and make recommendations about emergency preparedness and communication throughout the state.