Kirstjen Nielsen Confirms New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members

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Kirstjen Nielsen, secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, has confirmed the addition of eight members to the Homeland Security Advisory Council.

Nielsen said in a statement published Tuesday the new HASC members will guide the council in meeting its mission of addressing emerging threats to homeland security.

The eight new members are:\n

  • Carol DiBattiste, general counsel and chief compliance, privacy and people officer at comScore
  • Cathy Lanier,  former chief of police with the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department
  • Chad Sweet, co-founder and CEO of the The Chertoff Group
  • Frank Cilluffo, director of the McCrary Institute for Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection at Auburn University
  • Jayson Ahern, principal and head of security services practice at The Chertoff Group
  • Mark Dannels, sheriff of Cochise County, Ariz.
  • Stewart Baker, partner in the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson
  • Wendy Smith-Reeve, deputy director of the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs

\nThe HASC provides the DHS secretary with independent, informed recommendations and advice to resolve various homeland security issues.

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