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Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, in farewell address, says successor at DHS will need large bottle of Advil – The Business Journals

September 4, 2013

Janet Napolitano has some advice for her successor at the Department of Homeland Security: “You will need a large bottle of Advil.”

Napolitano gave her farewell address as Homeland Security secretary this morning at the National Press Club. She’s leaving to become president of the University of California system. Napolitano spent most of her speech touting her agency’s accomplishments during her tenure.

“Our borders are now better staffed and better protected that at anytime in our nation’s history,” she bragged.

More interesting was her “open letter” to her as-yet-unnamed successor. Besides making sure he or she is well-stocked with pain relievers, the next Homeland Security security will need to be prepared for terrorist attacks, more severe weather events due to climate change, and budget challenges, she said.

Plus, you can count on America being hit with a major cyber attack that will seriously disrupt the economy, she said.

Just this Sunday, China was hit by its biggest-ever cyber attack.

Napolitano’s successor will need more than Advil, he or she also will need lots of strong coffee as well for the all-nighters that surely await.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, in farewell address, says successor at DHS will need large bottle of Advil – The Business Journals.

 

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