Examining Physical Security and Cybersecurity at Our Nation's Ports, Field Hearing Before the Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, October 30, 2017   [open pdf - 334KB]

This is October 30, 2017 field hearing on "Examining Physical Security and Cybersecurity at Our Nation's Ports," held before the Committee on Homeland Security. From the opening statement of Michael T. McCaul: "Today Members of our committee have gathered here to examine the physical and cybersecurity of our Nation's ports. I would like to thank everyone who has traveled a great distance to be here and to CBP [Customs and Border Protection] and the Coast Guard for the tour of Port of Los Angeles and the Port of Long Beach. I would also like to thank each of the witnesses and look forward to hearing your thoughts on how we can work together to strengthen the security of America's ports. America's port system is an industrial engine that drives much of our economic success. Currently, U.S. seaports support 23 million American jobs and 4.6 trillion in economic activity, or 26 percent of our economy. This year alone, the Port of Los Angeles has processed over 6 million containers. These ports will only continue to remain busy, as our trade volume is expected to quadruple by 2030. A safe and unrestricted flow of goods and services through our marine transportation system has allowed the United States to become a global economic superpower." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Todd A. Sokalzuk, Carlos C. Martel, Eugene D. Seroka, Mario Cordero, and Ray Familathe.

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Serial No. 115-35
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