Claudio Manno is currently the Associate Administrator for Security and Hazardous Materials Safety (ASH). He was appointed Deputy Assistant Administrator in February 2005 and has been an FAA executive since 2001. He is responsible for the internal security programs of the agency, including personnel security, security of FAA facilities, investigations, security of classified materials, and emergency operations planning. He also manages the agency's Hazardous Material Program, which provides oversight of the rules governing the air transportation of hazardous materials. The office has 500 employees posted throughout the country, with an annual budget of approximately $100 million.
Prior to this assignment, Mr. Manno served as the Director of Emergency Operations and Communications for FAA. He also served as the Deputy and Associate Administrator for Intelligence with the Transportation Security Administration, as well as the Director of the FAA Office of Intelligence. Prior to that he served in a number of other security related domestic and overseas assignments. He started his U.S. Government service as a special agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations in 1978.