Secretary Napolitano traveled to New Haven, Conn. today to participate in a town hall discussion with students and faculty at Yale University, hosted by the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs. During her remarks, Secretary Napolitano highlighted the Department’s collaboration with international partners to ensure our nation’s aviation security and the safety and resiliency of the global supply chain, while facilitating legitimate trade and travel.
After the attempted Christmas Day plot in 2009, the Department worked with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and countries around the world, on a global initiative to strengthen the international aviation system to protect against evolving terrorist threats.
This effort culminated last year with the adoption by 190 countries of a historic Declaration on Aviation Security at the ICAO Triennial Assembly, which laid a new foundation for a global aviation security system.
The Department is also actively engaged with international partners on multiple fronts to address transnational crime, human trafficking and smuggling, cybersecurity, and efforts to secure our nation’s borders and ports.