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Readout of Secretary Johnson's Trip to Louisiana

Release Date: 
May 16, 2014

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
Contact: 202-282-8010

NEW ORLEANS — Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson traveled to Monroe, Bossier City, and New Orleans Louisiana to tour Department of Homeland Security operations, meet with private sector partners to discuss our shared security and economic interests in the area, and tour state and local infrastructure.

In Monroe, Secretary Johnson was joined by Senator Mary Landrieu where they toured the site of Century Link’s expansion. In Bossier City, Secretary Johnson and Senator Landrieu met with students and faculty at the Cyber Innovation Center to discuss the Department’s efforts to secure unclassified federal civilian government networks, work with critical infrastructure owners and operators, combat cyber crime, build a national capacity to promote responsible cyber behavior and cultivate the next generation of frontline cybersecurity professionals—while keeping a steady focus on safeguarding the public’s civil rights and civil liberties. Later, Secretary Johnson and Senator Landrieu met with local community leaders to discuss our shared security and economic interests in the area. During the meeting, Secretary Johnson reiterated his commitment to working closely with the state of Louisiana and Congress to address these important homeland security issues.

Secretary Johnson then traveled to New Orleans where he met with Department personnel, toured U.S. Coast Guard operations, and discussed ongoing Hurricane Katrina recovery operations.

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Review Date: 
May 16, 2014
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