DHS Counter Terrorism Exec Takes Office – Information Week

The Department of Homeland Security has a new leader for its efforts to use IT and other means to share intelligence information with state and local law enforcement officials to counter terrorist threats.

The U.S. Senate has approved the appointment of Caryn A. Wagner, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) for the DHS.

President Obama nominated Wagner for the I&A Under Secretary position in late October; the nomination was confirmed by the Senate Thursday and Wagner assumed her post on Friday.