How Information Sharing Between Federal, State and Local Governments Enhances Efforts to Better Secure Our Nation's Ports, Testimony of Robert R. O'Brien, Jr. Before the Committee on Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance and Accountability, U.S. House of Representatives, July 10, 2006   [open pdf - 195KB]

From the section 'Military, Multi-Mission, Multi-Agency Partner for Maritime Port Security': "The Coast Guard's 'world of work' includes our oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, bays, sounds, harbors and waterways. Distinct from land borders characterized by clear legal boundaries, our ports represent commerce, trade and international supply chains which ebb and flow in a continuous stream of productivity from many different points all over the world. We live in an interconnected world. Nowhere is this fact more evident than a port like New York. The port is fundamental to our nation's and the world's economic prosperity. As a result, the maritime safety and security of our ports are not just a concern of U.S. national interest and security, but of global stability."

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