Jackson Confirmed As DOT Deputy Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Michael P. Jackson was recently confirmed as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). As the department’s chief operating officer, he will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of 11 modal administrations and the work of DOT�s 100,000 employees nationwide and overseas.

Jackson previously served as chief of staff to DOT Secretary Andrew H. Card Jr. from 1992 to 1993. After that, he was vice president and general manager for business development at Lockheed Martin IMS Transportation Systems and Services and was senior vice president and counselor to the president of the American Trucking Association, responsible for freight, technology and international trade matters.

His government experience includes having served as special assistant to the President and executive secretary for cabinet liaison during the first Bush administration and as press spokesman and deputy chief of staff to the Secretary of Education.

He was also a researcher at the American Enterprise Institute and taught political science at the University of Georgia and at Georgetown University.

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