Secretary Napolitano Highlights DHS' Major Accomplishments in 2009 [December 15, 2009]   [open pdf - 18KB]

"Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today highlighted the Department's 2009 accomplishments in an address to employees--emphasizing the major steps the Department has taken this year to enhance America's capabilities to guard against terrorism; secure the nation's borders; engage in smart enforcement of our immigration laws; prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters; and unify and mature the Department and its 230,000-employee global workforce. 'We have built a spirit of collaboration into everything we do--within DHS and with our state, local, tribal, private sector and international partners,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'DHS and our 230,000 employees are connected by a common mission and responsibility to protect the United States from all threats and disasters.' The year-end accomplishments outlined today reflect Secretary Napolitano's commitment to strengthening activities in each priority area through three cross-cutting initiatives--increasing cooperation with federal, state, local tribal, private sector and international partners, deploying the latest science and technology to support DHS' mission; and maximizing efficiency in operations across the Department."

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