UPDATE: The White House has formally announced Harding’s selection. From President Obama’s statement:
I am confident that Bob’s talent and expertise will make him a tremendous asset in our ongoing efforts to bolster security and screening measures at our airports. I can think of no one more qualified than Bob to take on this important job, and I look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead.
ORIGINAL POST: CNN and other news organizations are reporting that the White House is going to tap retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Harding to head the Transportation Security Administration. Under the Clinton administration, Harding was director of operations at the Defense Intelligence Agency and director of intelligence for the Army’s Southern Command.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is expected to announce Harding’s selection later today.