Bush nominates deputy administrator for national preparedness

President Bush has nominated Dennis Schrader, Maryland's first homeland security adviser, to be deputy administrator for national preparedness at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

As adviser, Schrader partnered with the National Capital Region jurisdictions to develop homeland security programs in the area. He has served on the county council for Howard County, Md., and was a vice president at the University of Maryland Medical System Corp. He also spent 26 years in the Navy.

Scrader will play a key role in advancing the department's efforts in creating a common framework for emergency management, said Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

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