Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson

Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama’s choice to become Homeland Security Secretary, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on his nomination. President Barack Obama’s pick to be the Homeland Security secretary said Wednesday that filling key leadership vacancies and improving morale is more critical currently than the department’s core counterterrorism mission. In answers to questions leading up to his Senate confirmation hearing, Jeh Johnson deviated from his predecessors’ stated priorities by listing counterterrorism third instead of first, among priorities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)