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Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 04/12/2012

DHS, FEMA, TSA flacks moving on

Bard Vance, 81, of Salt Lake, being scanned last month at the Portland (Ore.) International Airport. (Rick Bowmer - AP)
Considerable movement of late at the agencies that make you take off your shoes at airports, give you half a border fence and offer hazardous trailers for hurricane victims.

Greg Soule writes that his last day is April 20 at the Transportation Security Agency after nearly nine years fielding oft-cantankerous reporters’ questions.

He notes — with considerable understatement — that “the coverage of TSA is not always glowing” but says nonetheless “it’s been a pleasure (most of the time).” He’s moving to Charlotte, N.C., to, as they say, “pursue job opportunities.”

His move follows that of Kristin Lee, TSA’s assistant administrator for public affairs, who has moved on to be senior public relations manager at Microsoft’s D.C. office.

Last month, Brent Colburn, who was assistant secretary for public affairs at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and formerly at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), took off for Chicago to work communications for the Obama reelection campaign.

And Rachel Racusen, who had been FEMA’s director of public affairs, is now vice president of public relations firm SKDKnickerbocker, home to the mega-newsmaker of the week, working woman Hilary Rosen.

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Tags:  Hilary Rosen, Hillary Rosen, Greg Soule, Transportation Security Agency, TSA, Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, Brent Colburn, Obama re-election, Rachel Racusen, SDK Knickerbocker, Kristen Lee, Microsoft

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