PresidentÂ Trump is considering appointingÂ Chad Wolf, acting undersecretary for strategy, policy and plans at the Department of Homeland Security, to lead DHS on an acting basis, Politico reported Thursday.
The report said Wolf could succeed the outgoingÂ Kevin McAleenan, who has held the DHS acting secretary roleÂ since AprilÂ and plans to remain with the department through Nov. 7.
WolfÂ oversees the development and coordination of homeland security policies and strategies in his current capacity. He previously served asÂ chief of staff at the DHS and the Transportation Security Administration. He also worked at public policy consultancyÂ Wexler & Walker as vice president and senior director.
CNN reported Thursday Ken Cuccinelli, acting director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services, and acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan were considered as potential nominees for the interim DHS leadership post.
Federal law requires that a government official must have served under the former Senate-confirmed department secretary for at least 90 days to be considered to the job, the report noted.