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Statement by Secretary Napolitano on President Obama’s Intent to Nominate Philip Mudd as Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis and Her Appointment of Bart Johnson as Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis

Release Date: 
April 23, 2009

For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
Contact: 202-282-8010

"Today, the White House announced its intent to nominate Philip Mudd as U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis. I am also appointing Bart R. Johnson as Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis. Both of these individuals bring extensive intelligence and national security experience to the Department.

Philip has spent a 24-year career working in the Intelligence Community and comes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), where he serves as National Security Branch Associate Executive Assistant Director. Bart comes to DHS from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), where he serves as Director of Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, but he spent the majority of his career in state and local law enforcement—most recently as Colonel in the New York State Police.

In their new roles, they will lead the Department's efforts to re-define how DHS works with the Intelligence Community and our federal, state, local and tribal partners to gather, analyze and share the information and intelligence needed to keep the homeland safe and secure," Secretary Napolitano said today.


Prior to joining the FBI, Mudd was Deputy Director of the Director of Central Intelligence (DCI) National Counterterrorism Center, where he led operational, analytical and support programs, from 2003-2005. Mudd joined the CIA in 1985 and worked in various positions, including a tour as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Near East and South Asian issues at the National Intelligence Council. He holds a M.A. from the University of Virginia and a B.A. from Villanova University.

At DNI, Johnson has served as the Director’s principal advisor for homeland security and law enforcement customer intelligence and information needs since 2008. Formerly, Johnson spent 25 years in the New York State Police, where he rose from Trooper to Colonel, serving in narcotics-enforcement and counterterrorism leadership positions along the way. He holds a B.A. from Empire State College and has completed Leadership in Counterterrorism training through the FBI.


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