Statement by Press Secretary Peter Boogaard

Release Date: December 24, 2013

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

“This morning, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson visited the National September 11 Memorial in New York, NY to honor the victims, families, first responders and rescue workers of September 11, 2001.

Yesterday, Secretary Johnson was officially sworn in as the fourth Secretary of Homeland Security. As Secretary of Homeland Security, Johnson now oversees the third largest Federal department in the United States and leads the 240,000 dedicated men and women working tirelessly to implement the Department’s important homeland security mission.”