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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Secretary_of_Homeland_Security

The United States Secretary of Homeland Security is the head of the United States Department of Homeland Security, the body concerned with protecting the U.S. and the safety of U.S. citizens. The secretary is a member of the President's Cabinet. The position was created by the Homeland Security Act following the attacks ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kirstjen_Nielsen

Kirstjen Michele Nielsen is an American attorney and national security expert serving as the 6th and current United States Secretary of Homeland Security. Nielsen is a former Principal Deputy White House Chief of Staff to President Donald Trump, as well as chief of staff to John F. Kelly during his term as Secretary of ...

www.dhs.gov/secretary

Jul 31, 2017 ... The Secretary of Homeland Security leads the third largest Department of the U.S. government, with a workforce of 229,000 employees and 22 components including TSA, Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, FEMA, the Coast ...

www.politico.com/story/2017/12/05/kirstjen-nielsen-confirmed-as-homeland-security-secretary-281811

Dec 5, 2017 ... Nielsen is a cybersecurity expert who previously worked in the George W. Bush administration and at the Transportation Security Administration. During her confirmation process, she received the endorsement of top Republican senators and former DHS secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff.

www.dhs.gov/leadership

Under Secretary, National Protection & Programs Directorate (Vacant), Christopher C. Krebs, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Under Secretary, National Protection & Programs Directorate. Deputy Under Secretary ( acting), Robert Kolasky; Assistant Secretary, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Jeanette ...

www.nytimes.com/2017/12/05/us/politics/kirstjen-nielsen-confirmed-homeland-security-secretary.html

Dec 5, 2017 ... WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen as the secretary of homeland security, elevating a top White House aide and former agency official to oversee the department central to President Trump's plan to crack down on illegal immigration and beef up border security.

www.c-span.org/video/?439257-1/homeland-security-secretary-kirstjen-nielsen-faces-questions-daca&live

Jan 16, 2018 ... Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of Department of Homeland Security.

www.newsweek.com/who-kirstjen-nielsen-homeland-security-secretary-nominee-682727

Oct 11, 2017 ... 10_11_Kirstjen_Nielsen_nominee White House chief of staff John Kelly walks with Kirstjen Nielsen, then chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, on August 22. President Donald Trump is reportedly planning to nominate Nielsen to succeed Kelly as secretary of the Department of Homeland ...

www.cbsnews.com/news/senate-confirms-kirstjen-nielsen-to-head-homeland-security

Dec 5, 2017 ... "Ms. Nielsen is a homeland security expert with a deep understanding of the issues facing the Department and is well-positioned to lead us into the future," Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke said in a statement Tuesday. "It has been an honor to serve as the Department's Acting Secretary, ...