Adm. Papp testifies at homeland security hearing

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Adm. Bob Papp testifies
Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testifies before the House of Representatives Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security concerning the security of the Nation's ports and maritime border at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on June 14, 2011. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp testified before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security about the Coast Guard’s maritime security capabilities today.

During the hearing, Adm. Papp provided an oral statement where he gave committee members a snapshot of Coast Guard’s approach to maritime security. It’s a shared responsibility requiring international and domestic coordination throughout all stages of the global supply chain. He explained that the key to a secure maritime border lies with a layered approach. He noted:

“The Coast Guard’s overarching strategy is application of a layered security system that leverages our unique maritime security authorities, capabilities and partnerships to mitigate risk and maintain security in our domestic ports, on the high seas and in ports abroad.”

Click here to read Adm. Papp’s written testimony, here for his oral testimony and here to watch video of the hearing.

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