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Janet Napolitano Named to Biden’s Intelligence Advisory Board

Former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano has been named to President Joe Biden’s intelligence advisory board.

The White House announced Wednesday that the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board is an independent element within the Executive Office of the President. The President’s Intelligence Advisory Board exists exclusively to assist the President by providing the President with an independent source of advice on the effectiveness with which the Intelligence Community is meeting the nation’s intelligence needs and the vigor and insight with which the community plans for the future. The President is able to appoint up to 16 members of the Board.

Napolitano began her service in Arizona as the state’s attorney general and prior to that was a U.S. attorney for the District of Arizona. She served as Arizona’s Governor from 2003-2009. After serving as governor, Napolitano was the Secretary of Homeland Security until 2013 when she became the 20th president of the University of California.

Recently, Napolitano founded and serves as faculty director of the Center for Security in Politics at the University of California Berkeley and is also a professor of public policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Joining Napolitano on the advisory board is Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld, Jr., who will serve as chair, along with America’s Frontier Fund CEO Gilman Louie and Head of Global Public Policy for Mastercard and former U.S. ambassador to India Richard Verma.


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