President Obama tapped Gov. Malloy to serve on the National Council of Governors, making him one of a bipartisan group of 10 state governors, five from each party, on the Council. Created by executive order in 2010, the Council exists to strengthen the partnership between Federal and state governments and coordinate state and federal activities on a range of matters, including military activity, national security, and homeland defense. The governors work in conjunction with a variety of top federal leaders, including the Secretaries of Defense and Homeland Security and top counter-terrorism advisors.
This news came while Malloy was in Washington for the National Governors Association winter meeting. As the governor, he has led a state that has drawn national attention over the past several months, both as a result of Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook school shooting.