Defining priorities, building partnerships, and modernizing capabilities have recently been at the forefront of the Maritime Community’s agenda. The U.S. Coast Guard’s leadership vision for the 21st Century and the Department of Homeland Security’s release of the Implementation Plan for the Small Vessel Security Strategy are two focal points being addressed to enhance the national capacity for maritime homeland Sscurity.
In keeping with theses current matters of the maritime community, IDGA’s 9th Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit
will bring together departmental policy makers, uniformed service leaders, law enforcement, and industry partners to exchange and share best practices and opportunities to improve the security of our Nation's maritime borders.
IDGA announced the summit’s keynote speaker faculty, ADM John Harvey, USN, Commander, United States Fleet Forces Command, will deliver a briefing on the Navy’s Fleet Forces Command support for the safety and security of the maritime domain. RDML William “Dean” Lee, USCG, Commander, Coast Guard District 5 is going to lay out District 5 Command’s vision and priorities for 2011. Furthermore, building critical domestic and international partnerships for Maritime Security will be discussed by RADM Paul Zukunft, USCG, Assistant Commandant for Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship.
Additionally, the summit has added a new track focused specifically on maritime border protection. Recently announced keynote speakers include Kumar Kibble, Deputy Director of ICE, and Maj Gen Michael Kostelnik, USAF (Ret) Assistant Commissioner, Office of Air and Marine, CBP.
For more information on attending the IDGA’s 9th Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit, taking place April 11-14, 2011 in Baltimore, MD, and to see a full list of subject matter, visit: www.MaritimeHSSummit.com
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