Janet Napolitano to Resign as Secretary of Department of Homeland Security

This is the official portrait of Janet Napolitano. Photograph courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security of the United States.

Janet Napolitano has announced that she will resign as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the United States to become president of the University of California — assuming that her nomination for that position is approved.
A successor for Napolitano has not been named at the time this article was posted here at The Gate. However, FlyerTalk members are posting their fair share of speculation pertaining to a list of potential successors — and also expressing their criticism and dissatisfaction at how the Department of Homeland Security operated during her tenure as secretary.
I despise the use of the word “homeland” in the name of an official agency of the federal government of the United States. I wish someone would change it — even if it simply means dropping the word “homeland” from the name.
Some FlyerTalk members who are alumni of the University of California are threatening to stop donating funds to that university if and when Napolitano becomes its 20th president.
An official statement issued by Barack Obama — the current president of the United States — claims that “the American people are safer and more secure thanks to Janet’s leadership.”
Do you agree?
What issues do you believe should be the priority of the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to resolve once he or she officially takes office?

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