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Readout of Secretary Napolitano’s Visit to France: Day 2

Release Date: 
October 9, 2012

For Immediate Release
DHS Press Office
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PARIS—Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate Rand Beers and Assistant Secretary for International Affairs Alan Bersin today were in Paris where they met with counterparts to discuss U.S.-French efforts to enhance law enforcement cooperation, global supply chain security, and cybersecurity.

Secretary Napolitano met with General Secretariat for Defense and National Security Francis Delon to discuss collaboration on cybersecurity, and science and technology. In 2011, DHS participated in the Cyber Atlantic tabletop exercise, a U.S.–EU effort to enhance international collaboration of incident management and response, which is part of the ongoing U.S.–EU partnership to address shared threats to global networks.

While in Paris, Secretary Napolitano also met with senior advisors to French President François Hollande, Paul Jean-Ortiz and General Benoît Puga, to discuss information sharing, shared interests in securing borders and cyberspace, and preventing transnational crime and terrorism.

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Review Date: 
October 9, 2012
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