Saturday, March 7, 2009

Juliette Kayyem to DHS as intergovernmental assistant secretary

Juliette is Deval Patrick's homeland security chief.

Governor Deval Patrick's homeland security undersecretary has been tapped to serve as a top official at the US Department of Homeland Security. The department announced Thursday that Juliette Kayyem, the first Arab-American appointed to serve as a homeland security adviser at the state level, will be an assistant secretary for intergovernmental programs under Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Patrick appointed Kayyem in January 2007 and charged her with developing a statewide policy on homeland security.

Plus she's smart and thoughtful, as demonstrated in the ABA panel she and I did with Clark Ervin a week ago. 

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