January 22, 2016
Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter was sworn in Thursday as a member of an advisory committee for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) is a federal advisory committee to the DHS that provides the secretary of Homeland Security with independent, informed recommendations and advice on a variety of homeland security issues.
Nutter joins a group made up of national policymakers; representatives from state, local and tribal government; emergency and first-responder communities; academia and the private sector.
The DHS noted Nutter's involvement with operational security and contingency planning for the September 2015 papal visit, which was designated as a National Special Security Event.
"With one year left in this Administration, I intend to get a lot done and I have given our senior staff very specific goals and timelines for accomplishments," Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement.
"My principal priority is to leave the Department of Homeland Security in a better place than we found it so that it functions better, more effectively and more efficiently in delivering our homeland security services for the American people. I welcome the new members to the advisory committee and hope they get to see the great work of our employees, and I thank all the HSAC members for their continued service to the country and to the Department."
Christian P. Marrone, a vice president at CSRA Inc., was also sworn in Thursday. Marrone has a master’s degree in government administration from the University of Pennsylvania.