Department of Homeland Security

Five Nations Pursue New Level of Security Collaboration

Top national security officials from five English-speaking nations gathered in California to discuss how they might improve their long-standing cooperation to counter “new and evolving threats,” according to U.S. Secretary for Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.

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Immigration Reform Is Economic Imperative for U.S.

White House chief economic adviser Alan Krueger

President Obama is calling for an immigration system that is smart, efficient and fair because it is central to his goal of promoting economic innovation and business development, says chief White House economic adviser Alan Krueger.

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Canada, United States Cooperate to Strengthen Cybersecurity

The Cybersecurity Action Plan aims to strengthen cybersecurity cooperation through enhanced integration and collaboration of joint cybersecurity activities between the two countries.

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U.S. Government Expands Program for International Students

Secretary Janet Napolitano

The Department of Homeland Security said the action builds on a series of administrative reforms designed to increase the department’s commitment to attracting international students.

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U.S. Homeland Security Head Holds Talks in New Zealand, Australia

Janet Napolitano and John Key

While in New Zealand, Secretary Napolitano signed Joint Statements to Combat Trafficking in Persons, to Strengthen Border Security, Combat Transnational Organized Crime, and Facilitate Legitimate Trade and Travel.

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U.S. Government Works to Enhance Cyberdefenses

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano led a delegation of top U.S. intelligence and security officials in a Senate briefing on threats posed by computer attacks as lawmakers consider a new measure to strengthen cyberdefenses.

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Press Briefing by DHS Secretary Napolitano and IATA Director-General Bisignani

Transcript: Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Giovanni Bisignani, CEO and Director General of IATA, speak with the press following a meeting on aviation security in Geneva.

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Secretary Napolitano meets with Global Airline Industry Leaders in Geneva to Strengthen Aviation Security Standards

“Effective aviation security relies upon close coordination between airlines, government and law enforcement to identify, deter and disrupt threats,” said Secretary Napolitano. “I am committed to working closely with the airline industry and my international counterparts to strengthen global aviation security standards for passengers traveling to the United States and around the world.”

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Secretary Napolitano discusses enhancing international aviation security measures and standards with European counterparts in Spain

In Toledo, Secretary Napolitano stressed the need for collaborative international action to prevent terrorists from boarding commercial aircraft during meetings with ministers from more than 30 countries—the first in a series of global meetings intended to bring about broad consensus on enhancing international aviation security standards and procedures.

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Secretary Napolitano: Senate testimony on The Lessons and Implications of the Christmas Day Attack

The attempted attack on December 25 was a powerful illustration that terrorists will go to great lengths to defeat the security measures that have been put in place since September 11, 2001. This Administration is determined to thwart those plans and disrupt, dismantle and defeat terrorist networks by employing multiple layers of defense that work in concert with one another to secure our country. This is an effort that involves not just DHS, but many other federal agencies and the international community as well.

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