As we approach the end of the year, I’d like to highlight some of the significant steps we have taken in 2011 to guard against terrorism, secure the nation's borders, engage in smart enforcement of our immigration laws, safeguard and secure cyberspace, prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters, and mature and strengthen the homeland security enterprise.
On Monday, I visited DHS components in the National Capital Region with CNN’s Erin Burnett to highlight our operations, and meet with our employees on the frontlines. We had the opportunity to see firsthand the work that DHS employees are doing every day to keep our nation safe and secure.
|Secretary Napolitano speaks with CNN's Erin Burnett at Washington Dulles International Airport|
|Secretary Napolitano is shown a prohibited item at a TSA checkpoint|
|Secretary Napolitano meets with members of Virginia Task Force 1 (VA-TF1), who deploy to support the response needs of state and local officials at disaster sites around the country|
|Secretary Napolitano visits the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cyber Crimes Center|
These operations represent some of the many ways the men and women of DHS are working every day to protect our country and the American people. To read more about the progress made in 2011, visit our website. As we move into the new year, I want to thank all DHS employees, and our many partners across the country and around the world, for their tireless efforts every day to strengthen the safety, security, and resilience of our nation.