"Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today traveled to New York to join U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Deputy Commissioner David V. Aguilar, Loews Hotels & Resorts Chairman Jonathan Tisch, and Loews Hotels & Resorts CEO and President Paul Whetsell to announce a new partnership between the Department of Homeland Security and the Loews Hotels & Resorts to promote the Department’s expedited traveler programs, which includes CBP’s Global Entry and the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) Pre✓™. “At DHS, we take seriously our commitment to ensuring the safety and security of passengers coming to and traveling throughout the U.S., while at the same time, helping facilitate lawful travel, trade and tourism,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Collaboration with our private sector partners is integral to our mission and I’m pleased to announce our newest collaboration, which brings together a hospitality leader with two DHS programs that provide the traveling public more efficient, expedited travel opportunities – CBP’s Global Entry and TSA Pre✓™.” Through this new partnership, Loews Hotels is offering its YouFirst Platinum loyalty rewards members complimentary enrollment in the Global Entry program. CBP will review the applicant’s information, conduct an in-person interview at a CBP enrollment center, including providing fingerprints, and successfully complete a background check." - DHS, Sept. 24, 2012.