“President Barack Obama announced today his intent to nominate Rand Beers as U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), the Department’s primary risk-reducing division. Beers will oversee five major offices in this role, including Cybersecurity and Communications (CS&C), Infrastructure Protection (IP), Intergovernmental Programs (IGP), Risk Management and Analysis (RMA) and US-VISIT.” (See media release.)
Mr. Beers was the co-leader of the DHS Agency Review Team during the transition. Until the Senate’s recent confirmation of Jane Holl Lute as Deputy Secretary he was “Acting” in that role. Mr. Beers has a long career in counterterrorism.