State of Maritime Security, Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, Second Session, March 24, 2004   [open pdf - 650KB]

This is the March 24, 2004 hearing on "The State of Maritime Security," held before the Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation and the United States Senate. From the opening statement of John McCain: "The Committee meets today to consider the state of maritime security in the United States and around the world, specifically efforts related to vessel, port, and cargo security and personnel with access to vessels and cargo at maritime facilities. The Committee hopes to learn what's been done to improve maritime security over the two and a half years since the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. I commend Secretary Ridge and all the employees of the Department of Homeland Security who have taken on the monumental task of securing our homeland while managing the largest government reorganization in history. It's clear the Department has made significant strides and established the foundation for a layered approach to transportation security in the year and a half since the Homeland Security Act of 2002 and the Maritime Transportation Security Act were signed into law." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Robert C. Bonner, Dr. James Jay Carafano, Thomas H. Collins, Christopher Koch, Gary P. LaGrange, Mike Mitre, and David M. Stone.

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S. Hrg. 108-1014; Senate Hearing 108-1014
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