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July 12, 2013

One more vacancy at the Department of Homeland Security

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Christopher Bellavita on July 12, 2013

Napolitano resigns as Homeland Security secretary

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Friday she is resigning to take a job running the University of California education system.

“I thank President Obama for the chance to serve our nation during this important chapter in our history, and I know the Department of Homeland Security will continue to perform its important duties with the honor and focus that the American public expects,” Napolitano said in a statement.

Napolitano, a former governor of Arizona, is only the third person to lead the Department of Homeland Security. She held the job throughout President Obama’s first term.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

July 12, 2013 @ 10:45 am

WOW! The oddest of timings! Let US hope no more lawyers to head DHS! Time for competent managers, administrators, policy developers and implementers, and those who understand this Administration in detail.


Comment by William R. Cumming

July 12, 2013 @ 10:47 am

And my guess for Secretary DHS is Thad Allen!

Comment by HGRATTAN

July 12, 2013 @ 10:48 am

Thad Allen has my nod.

Semper Paratus

Comment by Bruce Martin

July 12, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

Here’s a speculative article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/07/12/who-will-be-the-next-homeland-security-secretary/

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 13, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

Thanks for the link Bruce! Time will tell!

Comment by William R. Cumming

July 14, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

The key to the rest of the Obama Administration’s agenda is the confirmability of appointees by a Senate that will become a Republican majority in January 2015!

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