Janet Napolitano, Part Two, author "How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11"

Air Dates: September 14-16, 2019

THIS WEEK: JANET NAPOLITANO – Part 2 – New Interview

President of the University of California (U.C.) System

Former Secretary of the Homeland Security & Author-- New Book: "How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11" --

-This week REPORT FROM SANTA FE presents the second part of a two-part interview with Janet Napolitano, President of the University of California systems, former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, and author of "How Safe Are We? Homeland Security Since 9/11."

In this second interview, Napolitano discusses Cybersecurity, election interference & Internet hacking, mass gun shootings, border issues, and the surprising effect climate change has on homeland security.

As Cabinet Secretary for the Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) under President Obama, she managed 250,000 employees and 22 agencies. She served as Secretary from 2009-2013.

On border issues, she points out, “If you watched this administration, you would think that DHS was really just the department of the southwest border and that nothing else was going on. And I will tell that from my experience, the southwest border is an area that needs to be managed, but it is not in and of itself a risk to the lives or the property of Americans.”

Napolitano grew up in Albuquerque and graduated from Sandia High School where she was voted “Most Likely to Succeed.” Her father, Dr. Leonard Napolitano was Dean of the UNM Medical School and was the face of New Mexico medicine for decades. She was the first woman attorney general of Arizona and the first elected woman governor of Arizona. She is the first woman president of the University of California system, comprised of 10 campuses, 270,000 students, five medical centers, and three national labs (Los Alamos is among them).


“With this brisk, compact, and urgent book, a great public servant warns of the most basic dangers that now threaten our homeland security. There is no issue more important.”             -- Michael Beschloss, author of “Presidents of War”