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Senate Confirms Troy Edgar as DHS CFO on 62-31 Vote

The Senate today confirmed Associate Deputy Under Secretary of Management Troy Edgar as chief financial officer at the Department of Homeland Security.

The vote was 62-31. Sen. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) had placed a hold on his nomination in June 2019 “until the inhumane and substandard conditions for children at DHS processing and detention facilities improve significantly.”

Edgar was appointed to his Associate Deputy Under Secretary of Management role in January, overseeing program areas including financial systems modernization and U.S. Coast Guard readiness. Before joining DHS, he was chief executive officer and founder of Global Conductor and previously military aircraft logistics division chief financial officer at Boeing. He was also mayor of Los Alamitos, Calif.

Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf said in a statement that in his current DHS role Edgar “has excelled in addressing critical program areas” and “proven a tremendous asset in a short period of time.”

“Troy’s experience as a veteran of the United States Navy as well as over 30 years in business with Fortune 500 companies will serve him well as he leads the department’s finances and acting as a steward of taxpayer dollars,” Wolf said. “I look forward to continuing to work with him to ensure that the department continues to run efficiently and effectively.”

Bridget Johnson
Bridget Johnson is the Managing Editor for Homeland Security Today. A veteran journalist whose news articles and analyses have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe, Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor and a foreign policy writer at The Hill. Previously she was an editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and syndicated nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. Bridget is a terrorism analyst and security consultant with a specialty in online open-source extremist propaganda, incitement, recruitment, and training. She hosts and presents in Homeland Security Today law enforcement training webinars studying a range of counterterrorism topics including conspiracy theory extremism, complex coordinated attacks, critical infrastructure attacks, arson terrorism, drone and venue threats, antisemitism and white supremacists, anti-government extremism, and WMD threats. She is a Senior Risk Analyst for Gate 15 and a private investigator. Bridget is an NPR on-air contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, New York Observer, National Review Online, Politico, New York Daily News, The Jerusalem Post, The Hill, Washington Times, RealClearWorld and more, and has myriad television and radio credits including Al-Jazeera, BBC and SiriusXM.

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