Tag Archives: Janet Napolitano

Napolitano Addresses Border-Protection Strategies in Montana

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday visited Montana to tour U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations and meet with state and local officials, law-enforcement personnel and private-sector stakeholders regarding DHS’ efforts to secure the Northern border. “We have made critical security enhancements along our Northern border, investing in …

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Napolitano Gives Nod to Obama’s Pick to Lead DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last Wednesday applauded President Barack Obama’s intent to appoint Warren Stern as director of the department’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. “The men and women of DNDO play a critical role in strengthening America’s security,” Napolitano said. “Warren’s nuclear security and safety expertise will …

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DHS Announces Community-Based Law Enforcement Efforts

Department of Homeland Security yesterday announced a series of initiatives to support state and local law enforcement and community groups across America in identifying and diminishing threats to their communities and expanded DHS’ “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to the Washington, D.C., area in connection with the annual …

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DHS Launches Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday launched the “Blue Campaign”—a DHS-wide initiative to combat human trafficking through public awareness, victim-assistance programs, and law-enforcement training and efforts. “The battle against human trafficking is a shared responsibility involving the department’s federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement partners, nonprofit and …

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Napolitano Announces Progress in 9/11 Commission Security Recommendations

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday released the 2010 progress report that highlighted some of the department’s advancements in capabilities for U.S. aviation security in accordance with the 9/11 Commission. “The 9/11 Commission’s recommendations have in many ways set the course for the department’s efforts to combat security …

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DHS Names Cybersecurity Contest Winners

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, along with President Barack Obama, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, recognized the winners of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge Wednesday at a conference at the White House. The contest was held to coordinate the government’s cybersecurity efforts …

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Napolitano Announces Billion-Dollar Preparedness Grants

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday announced more than $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2010 Federal Emergency Management Agency preparedness grants to help states, urban areas, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations boost their protection, prevention, response and recovery capabilities for risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and other …

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Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt Highligths Progress in Cybersecurity

The White House yesterday released a progress report on what concrete steps have been taken to make cyberspace a more secure place, highlighting identity authentication, a comprehensive cyber incident response plan, and new performance metrics introduced by the Federal Information Management Security Act. Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt yesterday hosted an …

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Napolitano Announces Enhancement to ‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced last week the launch of the beginning phase of the nationwide “See Something, Say Something” campaign, an initiative to raise public awareness of suspicious activity signs in public transportation. The newest addition to the campaign is the recently announced national information-sharing partnership …

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Napolitano Announces Steps to Boost Southwest Border Efforts

Working with federal, state, local, tribal and Mexican partners, the Department of Homeland Security has over the past year and a half made significant progress in cracking down on border-related crime and smuggling while facilitating legitimate travel and commerce, DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said. “We are committed to further bolstering …

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