New DHS Commissioner Takes Office
Jeh Charles Johnson was officially sworn in Dec. 23 to head the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Prior to joining DHS, Secretary Johnson served as general counsel for the Department of Defense where he was part of the senior management team and led the more than 10,000 military and civilian lawyers across the department. Johnson’s career has included extensive service in national security, law enforcement and as an attorney in private corporate law practice. Johnson was general counsel of the Department of the Air Force from 1998 to 2001 and served as assistant U.S. attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1989 to 1991.