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Kirstjen Nielsen to Be Nominated for Homeland Security Secretary Post

Kirstjen Nielsen

President Donald Trump intends to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, principal deputy chief of staff at the White House, as the next secretary at the Department of Homeland Security.

The White House said Wednesday Nielsen is the first DHS leadership nominee to have previously worked for the department and her professional experience spans homeland security policy and strategy, cybersecurity, emergency management and critical infrastructure areas.

She is a former senior legislative policy director for the Transportation and Security Administration and chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.

She also served as a senior director for prevention, preparedness and response on the White House Homeland Security Council, special assistant to the president, corporate attorney and congressional staff member during President George W. Bush’s administration.

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