The Specialized Corps for Airport and Civil Aviation Security (CESAC) announced the opening of the sub-regional workshop on insider threats, which takes place in the conference room of the institution’s main headquarters, from November 13 to 15, 2023, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This event, organized by the Organization of American States (OAS), through its Secretariat of the Inter-American Committee against Terrorism (CICTE), in coordination with the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and CESAC, brings together its member states, with the objective of addressing internal threats to aviation security.
Brigadier General Floreal Suarez Martinez, FARD, Director General of CESAC, highlighted the importance of regional collaboration to address the ever-evolving threats in the airport security environment.
He noted the need for a comprehensive approach that includes active collaboration between countries, institutions and relevant sectors.
The workshop will combine TSA technical instructional presentations with group sessions that will foster the exchange of information and experiences related to aviation security. Each delegation is expected to develop an outline of a plan to address specific threats in the context of their country.
During his speech, the Director General of CESAC expressed his gratitude to the OAS, its CICTE Secretariat, the TSA, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense of the Dominican Republic for their collaboration in the organization of the event, as well as to the Government of the United States of America for its generous support.
The opening ceremony was attended by distinguished personalities, including Araceli Azuara, representative of the OAS in the Dominican Republic; Diego Vivar, international analyst of international operations of TSA, and Julio César Siu, deputy regional director of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Office (NACC) of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
Also present were Shevaun Culmer-Reid, aviation security program manager of CICTE of the OAS; Ana Grisel González, advisor in charge of the Department of Security and Crime of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Major General Jorge Iván Camino Pérez, ERD, director of Intelligence (J-2) of the Ministry of Defense; and Brigadier General Floreal Suárez Martínez, FARD, director general of CESAC.