Category Archives: Appointees

Players? Fran Townshend


Few can match the role of Presidential appointee of an Eliot Richardson or a Donald Rumsfeld. Usually the ravages of time or the flukes in the election process keep many from another appearance on the national stage. A combination of  … Continue reading

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Players–Ashton Carter


There are some people in each party that work their way up from sheer competence usually as appointees. Ashton Carter is one of the best for the DEMS. See National Journal writeup of his new appointment subject of course to … Continue reading

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Another Washington Star Departs–Michael E. Leiter


Many probably don’t recognize this name–Michael E. Leiter–but since 2007 he has been a senior staffer and head of the National Counter Terrorism Center. National Counterterrorism Center: About Us Mar 30, 2011 … The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) was established … http://www.nctc.gov/about_us/about_nctc.html – The NCTC follows … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem–DHS Loses a Star


I have just confirmed through an op-ed just published in the Boston Globe on Arab television by Ms. Kayyem that she departed last fall from DHS. Let US see Al Jazeera – The Boston Globe That departure had been rumored … Continue reading

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Critical Infrastructure-Administration Appointees


One of the purpose of this blog is for help to researches focusing on issues and personalities below the normal horizon for those concerned about governance/FEMA/Civil Security issues. Going back in time there is a critical job in the Executive … Continue reading

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Keeping Track of the Players


Like all major Departments and agencies DHS publishes a helpful list to make sure that its leadership is known at least within the Department. Typically the Department’s public information office would have a brief biographical sketch of the people on … Continue reading

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