Jeh Johnson – National Security: Challenges and Opportunities
As Secretary of Homeland Security from 2013-2017, Jeh Johnson protected the nation from its most formidable threats. Formed in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Department of Homeland Security includes Customs and Border Protection, the Coast Guard, the Secret Service, TSA, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and FEMA. In overseeing the DHS, Secretary Johnson led the nation’s efforts in counterterrorism, cybersecurity, aviation and maritime security, border and port security, administering and enforcing immigration laws, protecting our national leaders, protecting critical infrastructure, protecting against chemical, biological and nuclear threats and disaster response. A national security expert who speaks candidly about immigration, the border and other national security matters, Johnson will provide unique insight into U.S. policies.
“The finest lawyer I ever worked with in government – a straightforward, plain-speaking man of great integrity, with common sense to burn and a good sense of humor.” – Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates