Commandant testifies on service’s maritime security capabilities at Homeland Security hearing

Coast Guard Headquarters News

WASHINGTON — The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp, Jr., testified Tuesday before the Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security about the Coast Guard’s maritime security capabilities.

Papp provided committee members insight into the Coast Guard’s approach to maritime security, including the shared responsibility to coordinate internationally and domestically throughout all stages of the global supply chain, and that the key to a secure maritime border lies with a layered approach.

“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,” said Papp.

To view the archived webcast click here.

To download written testimonies click here.

To download the oral statement click here.


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