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May 05

Homeland Security and Inspecting Shipping Containers: Debating the Way Forward

In 2006, Congress created the Secure Freight Initiative, an initiative test screening all shipping container cargo bound for the United States at a handful of selected ports.  Last year Congress passed the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, mandating the inspection of all U.S. bound containers from all overseas ports.  This April, the Department of Homeland Security is expected to report to Congress on the status of the Secure Freight Initiative.  Now is an ideal time to discuss the potential implications of the report on the future of container security.  Join us as our expert panelists debate how the report should be interpreted, and what must be done to move forward.

More About the Speakers

The Honorable Asa Hutchinson
Safe Commerce Coalition

Brian Goebel
President and CEO,
Sentinel HS Group

Denise Krepp
Senior Counsel,
Majority Staff,
U.S. House of Representatives,
Committee on Homeland Security

Michal Freedhoff, Ph.D.
Senior Policy Associate,
U.S. Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA)

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow Read More