Cablegate: Country Clearance Request for Department Of
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121518Z Aug 04
UNCLAS MADRID 003082
HOMELAND SECURITY PLEASE PASS TO JAMES YEAGER, OFFICE OF
THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
TSA HQ FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: COUNTRY CLEARANCE REQUEST FOR DEPARTMENT OF
HOMELAND SECURITY PERSONNEL
REF: TSA HQ DTG 291204Z JULY 04
1. Embassy Madrid grants country clearance for the following
DHS employees: James Hugh Yeager, Isabel Marie Tumblin,
Cecilia Michele Barela, and Sharon Ruth Trodden to travel to
Madrid, Spain from August 30 - September 3, 2004. The
purpose of the trip is to review TSA's ability to assess
security requirements at foreign airport locations.
2. Control Officer in Madrid for this visit is TSA
Representative Stephen Perez.
3. TSAR will provide the schedule of appointments via e-mail
upon confirmation with the host government authorities.
4. Hotel reservations have been confirmed at the
Intercontinental Hotel, Paseo de la Castellana 49, Telephone
34-91-700-7300, Fax 34-91-319-5853. Confirmation numbers are
5. In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid and other
large cities in Spain attract a number of criminals and
pickpockets and frequent incidents of crimes of opportunity
against the unwary occur. Carry only essential items,
including a photocopy of your passport. Visitors can protect
themselves from crime by being street-smart, alert, and aware
of their surroundings. In the event you are victimized by
crime, or experience any other security-related incident,
please contact the Embassy's Regional Security Office at (91)
587-2550. Additional information regarding safety and
security in Spain is available on the U.S. Department of
State's Web site (http://www.travel.state.gov) and the U.S.
Embassy's Web site (http://www.embusa.es).
6. Travelers are encouraged to review the most recent
Worldwide Caution issued by the Department of State. As the
Department of State continues to develop information on any
potential security threats to Americans overseas, it shares
credible threat information through its Consular Information
Program documents, available on the Internet at
(http://www.travel.state.gov). In addition, travelers can
hear recorded information by calling the Department of State
in Washington, D.C. at (202) 647-5225 from a touch-tone
telephone, or receive information by automated telefax by
dialing (202) 647-3000 from a fax machine.