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Secretary Nielsen Statement on the Nomination of Dr. Joseph Cuffari

Release Date: 
November 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen released the following statement on President Trump’s intent to nominate Dr. Joseph Cuffari as Inspector General at the Department of Homeland Security:

“I am pleased that President Trump intends to nominate Dr. Joseph Cuffari as Inspector General (IG) at the Department of Homeland Security. Dr. Cuffari’s leadership will help to provide crucial oversight to ensure excellency, integrity and accountability throughout all programs and operations. The Department has a long-standing commitment to combating waste, fraud and abuse, and Dr. Cuffari has demonstrated his resolve to do so throughout a variety of roles. His decades of experience, including more than 40 years in the U.S. Air Force and more than 20 years at the Department of Justice (DOJ), will make him an invaluable member of the Department’s leadership team.  I thank Dr. Cuffari for his willingness to serve in government again and urge the Senate to swiftly confirm him to this important position.”

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Last Published Date: November 7, 2018
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