(CNN) - For the past 14 years, U.S. delegations to the Olympics have included a president, vice president or member of the president's family - but President Barack Obama's decision not to travel to Russia was not a snub to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Janet Napolitano said in an interview with CNN's "State of the Union."
"I think the President chose delegations that represent leaders from various walks of life, former Olympians, leaders in government service," said Napolitano, who's leading the U.S. delegation in the current Winter Olympic Games and served as secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013.
Washington (CNN) - The head of the U.S. delegation to the upcoming Olympic Winter Games said the United States will work closely with host country Russia to ensure security, especially in light of the two recent terrorist bombings there.
“We want the Games to be safe, and we want it to be about the athletes,” said Janet Napolitano on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Napolitano recently left her post as secretary of Homeland Security and was chosen by President Barack Obama to lead the Olympic delegation.
Washington (CNN) - Count Janet Napolitano among the Washington luminaries dismissing the possibility of clemency for NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
In an interview with NBC's David Gregory that aired Sunday on "Meet the Press," the former Homeland Security secretary rejected any possibility of excusing the contractor-turned-whistleblower, saying Snowden significantly damaged the United States' intelligence infrastructure.
(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden made it clear Friday how he feels about departing Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
"I think Janet Napolitano should be on the Supreme Court of the United States," he said Friday morning at her going away ceremony.
Washington (CNN) - Janet Napolitano has a few words of advice for whoever succeeds her as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: "You will need a large bottle of Advil."
Napolitano said Tuesday her job is "very big and complex" but is also very rewarding.
Washington (CNN) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign and be named president of the University of California system, she announced Friday.
She will leave the Department of Homeland Security in September, a source familiar with the decision told CNN.
(CNN) – The nation's safety will suffer a hit if massive forced spending cuts are allowed to take effect, the federal government's top security chief warned Monday.
Speaking at the White House, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said points of entry into the United States would become more vulnerable should staffing reductions become necessary to slash her agency's budget.
Washington (CNN) – A day after U.S. lawmakers were briefed on an alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia involving Secret Service members, a report emerged Thursday of similar allegations, this time in El Salvador.
Seattle TV station KIRO, a CNN affiliate, cited an unnamed U.S. government contractor who worked extensively with the Secret Service advance team in San Salvador prior to President Barack Obama's trip there in March, 2011.
Washington (CNN) - Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan has the full confidence of the president in the wake of the alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia that has resulted in nine members resigning or being forced out of the agency, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Wednesday.
Napolitano also promised a full and thorough investigation to ensure that "this kind of conduct doesn't happen again."
(CNN) - Remember all that talk over the past week that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was thinking of running next year for the open Senate seat in her home state of Arizona?
Well, you can forget about it. The former Democratic governor of Arizona's apparently not interested.