Nielsen was replaced by Kevin McAlleenan as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Kirstjen Nielsen was appointed to rejoin the Trump administration, marking her return since she stepped down as secretary of the Department of Homeland Security six months prior.
The White House announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump appointed Nielsen to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC). Members of NIAC, which is an entity of the Homeland Security Department, advises the administration on how to manage and improve risks to the country’s infrastructure sectors.
Nielsen will be one of up to 30 executive, private industry, and other local and state government leaders who serve on the council.
The announcement marks Nielsen’s return to the White House since she stepped down as the Homeland Security chief in April, part of a sweeping shakeup of the department and its agencies at the time.