Heritage alum represents General Mattis

Many of our previous employees have gone on from our organization to lead successful careers in Washington.

A fantastic example of such a person is Dana White, who has been the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs for the past year. She served as the Director of the Washington Roundtable for the Asia-Pacific Press at The Heritage Foundation. Now, at the Department of Defense, her position allows her to advise the Armed Services and serve as chief spokesperson for General Mattis. She regularly briefs the press from the Pentagon on military activity. Last weekend, she was the one who announced the Syria strikes. You can read the Department of Defense’s report on her briefing here.

We’re all very proud of the work she does for our country, and for her commitment to bolstering a strong national defense.

Read Ms. White’s bio here at the Department of Defense’s website. 

Join me in congratulating Ms. White on her work in her role as Assistant to the secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.

Secretary of Education on the proper role of government

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos sat down with Heritage’s multi-media news outlet, The Daily Signal, for an exclusive interview about the proper role of government in education.

Secretary Devos explained the reality of the failing education system our nation has and what she is doing to correct it.

Watch her interview below:


What is the most important change that our education system needs?

Hosting the Commandant of the US Coast Guard

Because of your support, Heritage continues to host the leaders of our government to address today’s most critical issues.

This week was no exception.

Thursday, Heritage hosted Admiral Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, to discuss how he plans to protect America’s security in the coming years as the world becomes a progressively more dangerous place.

The U.S. Coast Guard has a wide range of national responsibilities, from interdicting cocaine shipments and conducting search and rescue on the high seas, to enabling commerce and securing America’s ports. It protects and defends over 100,000 miles of U.S. coastline and inland waterways, and safeguards the largest Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the world.

It is an asset for both national security and economic prosperity, serving as a law enforcement agency, military service and member of the Intelligence Community at all times.

Watch the event below: 
What do you think are the greatest challenges the Coast Guard will face in the future?