"Dave Stone has just completed 18
months as the leader of the Transportation Security Administration.
The position of Assistant Secretary for the TSA is one of the
toughest and most demanding jobs in government.
"Dave has performed superbly as Assistant Secretary and under
his strong and innovative leadership the organization has
continuously enhanced security and improved customer service. The
weight of accountability and responsibility for protecting our
transportation systems from terrorist attack in the post 9/11 era
is significant and Dave handled those challenging duties in
"Our Nation was well served by his commitment to excellence,
unquestionable integrity and character-based leadership. I and the
entire DHS family wish him the very best in his next venture and
thank him for his lasting contributions to our Homeland Security