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Aug 23

Homeland Security 2020:<br />The Future of Defending the Homeland<br />Day 1 - Maritime Security

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With ninety percent of the world’s trade transported by sea, a major terrorist attack focused on one or more U.S. ports would significantly impact the U.S. economy and our ability to project military power. While Congress has passed legislation to protect America’s ports, it’s important to evaluate its effectiveness, as well as that of intelligence measures taken since 9/11. Join us as our panelists examines what policies and capabilities the U.S. needs to develop in order to prevent or recover from possible attacks and better protect the homeland.


10:00 a.m.
Panel 1
Defending Domestic Waters: U.S. Maritime Security Policies

Michael Barrett
President of Diligent Innovations and former Director of Strategy, Homeland Security Council, The White House

Adam Salerno
Senior Manager, U.S. Chamber of Commerce


11:00 a.m.
Panel 2
Programs, Platforms, and People: Navy and Coast Guard Capabilities for 2020

VADM Terry Cross, USCG (Ret)

Dr. Steven Bucci
Associate Partner and Cyber Security Lead, Global Leadership Initiative at IBM Global Services, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Homeland Defense & Defense Support of Civil Authorities, U.S. Department of Defense


Hosted by Claude Berube
Visiting Fellow for Maritime Studies, The Heritage Foundation

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