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April 15, 2015

Former DHS Assistant Secretary Juliette Kayyem’s “Security Mom” podcasts

Filed under: General Homeland Security — by Arnold Bogis on April 15, 2015

Juliette Kayyem, formerly Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at DHS and before that Homeland Security Advisor to Governor Deval Patrick in Massachusetts, has started recording podcasts where she interviews various homeland security-related people on various homeland security-related topics.

Produced by public radio station WGBH in Boston, the podcasts are titled “Security Mom,” which is also the title of her upcoming book.  The first episode is a conversation with former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis about the Marathon bombings.  The next episode with feature former DHS Secretary Michael Chertoff sharing his true feelings about the old color coded threat level indicator.

You can listen to the first episode here: http://wgbhnews.org/post/inside-command-and-control-during-boston-marathon-bombings

And you can subscribe to the podcasts at the iTunes store here: https://itunes.apple.com/tt/podcast/security-mom/id983421368?mt=2

Update: Boston Magazine points out a couple of interesting points from Kayyem’s conversation with Davis.  These include relations between the FBI and local police, the shelter-in-place order, and the barrage of gunfire directed toward the boat where Tsarnaev was hiding. You can read it here.

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Comment by William R. Cumming

April 15, 2015 @ 2:01 pm

Thanks Arnold. If HC wins will she come back into appointive office?

Comment by Arnold Bogis

April 15, 2015 @ 2:31 pm

That’s a good question. I have no inside knowledge, but I wouldn’t be surprised.

Comment by William R. Cumming

April 15, 2015 @ 6:23 pm

Me either.

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