Kayyem hailed for “responder revolution” in state homeland security
Juliette Kayyem, the Massachusetts undersecretary for homeland security, gets kudos for her success in shaping up Boston's notoriously territorial first responders from HSToday Magazine, a McLean, Virginia-based monthly that provides news and analysis of the homeland security sector. (See Page 11 of the PDF.)"The Boston Police Department, State Police and Executive Office of Public Safety and others all defer to Kayyem as the sole authority for Boston's security welfare," writes Jeff O'Neill, the magazine's Boston correspondent, in his profile of the state's first homeland security director.
O'Neill goes on to describe this development as "a startling — even shocking — change of approach in a city and state traditionally dominated by big egos at the top of public service."