Steven Cooper has made a return to the public sector. He has returned as the CIO of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization. He has made this move from Strativest, a consulting firm. He was the former CIO of the Homeland Security Department. In fact, he was the first CIO for the department. He was in this position from 2003 to 2005. Prior to working as the CIO of DHS, Cooper has served as special assistant to the president, as well as senior director for information integration in the White House office of Homeland Security.
The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.