As Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Jeh Johnson instituted some necessary reforms to help mature the Department. Many of those reforms were part of the Unity of Effort initiative he kicked off in April 2014 to streamline the Department’s operations, strategy and resource decisions.
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DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson: "Achieving our Homeland Security While Preserving our Values and our Liberty"
This afternoon, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is giving the following speech at Westminster College, in Fulton Missouri:
Thank you, President Akande, for that kind introduction. I congratulate you on your new position.
It is an honor to speak at this school. I am impressed that, here in the heartland of America, lies the most diverse small liberal arts college in the Nation, consisting of students from 28 states and 76 countries.
Thank you also for bestowing upon me an honorary degree.
This week, the Aspen Security Forum featured interviews with—among others—FBI Director James Comey, DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson, and NSA Director Adm. Michael Rogers. I have edited these discussions down to manageable length and focused them on the questions most of interest to Lawfare readers.
Comey's discussion with CNN's Wolf Blitzer is most notable for his comments on ISIS and encryption—as well as some pointed comments about cybersecurity.