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Kirstjen Nielsen Confirms New Homeland Security Advisory Council Members

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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