Kelly named to DHS advisory committee
Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano on Friday swore-in the 16 members of the Homeland Security Advisory Committee. The federal advisory committee, comprised of individuals from local and state governments, academia, emergency response, law enforcement, and industry, provides input on policy decisions to the secretary.
The new HSAC comprises 10 new members and six holdover appointees.
New appointees include:
* New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, a former commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service.
* Clark Kent Ervin, director of the Aspen Institute's Homeland Security Program and former DHS inspector general.
* Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley.
* Former congressman Lee Hamilton who served as vice chairman of the 9/11 Commission. He is president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
* Frances Fragos Townsend, a partner at Baker Botts, and former assistant to President Bush for homeland security and counterterrorism.