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Napolitano Meets with African Officials to Discuss Aviation Security

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Monday met with African officials in Nigeria and the International Civil Aviation Organization to discuss how to enhance international aviation security. Napolitano said the attempted terrorist attack on Dec. 25 showed that international terrorist threats must be countered with a global response …

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Napolitano to Discuss Global Aviation Security in Nigeria

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, to meet with her African counterparts and officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization to discuss ways to enhance global aviation security, Homeland Security Press Secretary Clark Stevens announced yesterday. At the invitation of the Nigerian government, Napolitano …

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Napolitano to Visit Spain to Discuss Terrorism, Transnational Crime

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will travel to Madrid, Spain to attend the U.S.-European Union Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Troika meeting, where she will discuss international cooperation to protect against terrorism and transnational crime, Press Secretary Clark Stevens announced yesterday. Napolitano will assess progress made on the joint …

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Napolitano Delivers Remarks at Women in Law Enforcement Ceremony

Honoring the service and sacrifices of women in law enforcement, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today delivered remarks to female law enforcement agents and officers from across the department at the U.S. Secret Service’s headquarters. Napolitano spoke about her own career as a woman in law enforcement—including her …

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Secretary Napolitano Pushes Immigration Reform

The Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Janet Napolitano, met with stakeholders last Friday, March 19, to talk about immigration reform. The goal was to work together to make steps towards creating a new and improved system. Involved in the meeting were members of Congress, representatives from the faith community, law …

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Napolitano Calls for Cybersecurity Awareness

Last week, Secretary Napolitano announced the “National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign Challenge.” This initiative will call upon industry leaders as well as the public to give ideas on how to enhance cybersecurity awareness. In her address at a conference in San Francisco, Napolitano declared, “We need to recognize that those answers …

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Report: Jeh Johnson to Be Chosen Homeland Security Secretary

President Barack Obama plans to nominate former Defense Department General Counsel Jeh Johnson as the next homeland security secretary, The Daily Beast reported Thursday. Daniel Klaidman writes that if confirmed, Johnson would become the fourth DHS secretary and succeed Janet Napolitano, who resigned in September to join the University of California System as …

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DHS Opens New Coast Guard HQ in DC

The U.S. Coast Guard has moved into its new headquarters in Washington, DC Monday, as part of the first phase of the Department of Homeland Security‘s headquarters consolidation plan, Fierce Government IT reports Wednesday. Zach Rausnitz writes that the first phase also included a 2,000-car parking garage and perimeter security. …

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Report: Bruce McConnell to Leave DHS Next Month

Bruce McConnell plans to step down on August 10 as acting deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity of the Department of Homeland Security, GovInfoSecurity.com reported Thursday. Eric Chabrow writes McConnell managed vital programs and presidential directives to enhance countermeasures against cyber threats since Mark Weatherford left the position in April. Allan Friedman, …

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