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Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama's choice for the next Homeland Security Secretary, stands in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
Jeh Johnson, President Barack Obama's choice for the next Homeland Security Secretary, stands in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

Jeh Johnson, President Obama's nominee to head the Department of Homeland Security, will go before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee tomorrow.

Johnson, who would replace outgoing Secretary Janet Napolitano, is relatively unknown to the general public. If nominated, the former Defense Department lawyer will be responsible for overseeing 240,000 employees spread across 22 government agencies.

For more details, Here & Now's Robin Young speaks to NPR's Carrie Johnson.

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This segment aired on November 12, 2013.

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