Caryn Wagner has finally been confirmed as Department of Homeland Security as Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A).
Her nomination had faced a months-long hold by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). No explanation was given for Coburn moving to delay the process.
“Effective intelligence collection and analysis and robust information-sharing are essential to our mission of securing the nation,” said DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. “Caryn’s extensive experience in the intelligence community will enhance our capability to collaborate with federal, state and local partners to assess and protect against homeland security threats.”
As Under Secretary for I&A, Wagner will oversee DHS intelligence operations—leading a number of critical initiatives involving information sharing, engagement with state and local fusion centers and management of classified information systems security—while serving as DHS’ primary point of contact for the intelligence community.