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Janet Napolitano

“I want Americans to know that we wake up in the morning thinking about what we need to do to make sure the country is safe, and we go to bed at night wondering whether we’ve done enough.”

A former governor of Arizona, Secretary Janet Napolitano was the first woman to win reelection to that post. As secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, she strives to balance the need to protect Americans from terrorism, virtual and real, and to respond to such threats while respecting personal privacy.