New Secretary of Homeland Security Sworn In Today
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced that former Arizona governor Janet Napolitano was sworn in today as the third Secretary of DHS. Announcements on other nominees for DHS leadership posts, including Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, are expected in the coming weeks.
Announcements on leadership changes at State, Commerce and Treasury won't take place, of course, until the various cabinet secretaries are confirmed by the Senate (or renominated by the President in Commerce's case).
For news and information on new nominees and appointees in the foreign policy, national security and intelligence communities, see Laura Rozen's blog at ForeignPolicy.com.
Update: The Senate just confirmed Senator Hillary Clinton to be the 67th Secretary of State by a vote of 94-2.