Brewer picks new Ariz. Homeland Security director

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Gov. Jan Brewer has selected a former FBI agent as the new director of the state Department of Homeland Security.

Brewer says Gilbert Orrantia's 27 years with the FBI provides him with valuable experience in counterterrorism and other fields related to his new post.

Since leaving the FBI, Orrantia has served as director of an investigations and consulting firm.

Orrantia is replacing Leesa Berens Morrison. She announced her resignation late last month.

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