Policy chiefs picked for DHS
President Barack Obama intends to nominate David Heyman as assistant secretary for policy at the Department of Homeland Security, the administration announced Friday. He takes over the position held by Stewart Baker.
Heyman founded the homeland security program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. He served from 1998 to 2001 as senior advisor to the secretary of energy. Prior to that, he was a senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, division of national security and international affairs for three years. He also spent two years as director of international operations at RGTI Systems, an industrial automation and supply-chain management firm. Heyman is the author of numerous publications and an adjunct professor in security studies at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Policy.
DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano also appointed Arif Alikhan as assistant secretary for policy development. He recently served under Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa as deputy mayor for homeland security and public safety. He is a former federal prosecutor.