Secretary Napolitano’s presentation is part of the Scowcroft Institute of International Affairs’ Moss Lecture Series. The institute is part of Texas A&M’s George Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Napolitano is the third secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). As secretary, she provides oversight to 16 different units, including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and the U.S. Secret Service. DHS also addresses security issues in the areas of science and technology, budgets and appropriations, health affairs and immigration.
Prior to becoming secretary in 2009, Napolitano was the 21st Governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009, where she implemented one of the first state homeland security strategies in the nation, opened the first state counterterrorism center and led the efforts to transform immigration enforcement. She was also the first woman to chair the National Governors Association, where she helped create the Public Safety Task Force and the Homeland Security Advisors Council, and in 2005, she was named one of the top five governors in the country by Time magazine.
Media credentialing for the event will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center.
WHO: Janet Napolitano, head of the United States Department of Homeland Security
WHAT: Will address issues of homeland security 10 years after the attacks of Sept. 11
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 20)
WHERE: Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, Texas A&M