Homeland Security Missions of the Post-9/11 Coast Guard: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Economic Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Cybersecurity of the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, June 8, 2005 [open pdf - 175KB]
From the opening statement of Daniel E. Lungren: "The subcommittee today is meeting to hear testimony on the post-9/11 security missions of the United States Coast Guard. Today we have the pleasure for hearing from Admiral Collins, the Commandant of the United States Coast Guard, as we explore the Homeland Security missions of the post-9/11 Coast Guard… Our hearing today will review how the implementation of the Coast Guard's integrated Deepwater system is considered to enhance our Nation's port judge minority capabilities. We will also exam how this long-term complex and costly project, which was begun before the terrorist attacks on the USS Cole and as of 9/11, has been revised by the Coast Guard to appropriately account for such events and expanded Homeland Security missions in this unique agency. As the lead Federal agency for maritime security, the Coast Guard has the awesome task of protecting our waterways and securing our Nation's ports. For over 200 years the Coast Guard has patrolled and protected our coastlines, which total over the 95,000 miles. The Coast Guard also plays a key role in pushing our borders out to prevent terrorists and terrorist weapons from arriving at our shores. The committee will be particularly interested in the details as to how the Coast Guard manages both these blue and brown-water missions." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel E. Lungren, Loretta Sanchez, Christopher Cox, Bennie G. Thompson, Donna Christensen, Peter A. DeFazio, Norman D. Dicks, James R. Langevin, John Linder, Bill Pascrell, Jr., Don Young, Thomas Collins, and Patrick M. Stillman.
Serial No. 109-18
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