Joint Hearing to Focus on Preventing Nuclear Smuggling, Other Risks at U.S. Ports
By: AJOT | Jul 05 2016 at 07:14 AM | Ports & Terminals
Washington, DC - The Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure’s Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security will hold a joint hearing next week to examine the efforts of the Department of Homeland Security to prevent the smuggling of nuclear materials in U.S. ports and other port security risks. The hearing will focus on issues such as small vessel threats and container security.
The joint hearing, entitled, “An Examination of the Maritime Nuclear Smuggling Threat and Other Port Security and Smuggling Risks in the U.S.,” is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016, in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.
Rear Admiral Linda L. Fagan, Deputy Commandant for Operations, Policy, and Capabilities, United States Coast Guard
Dr. Wayne Brasure, Acting Director, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
Dr. Todd C. Owen, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Ms. Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator, Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation, National Nuclear Security Administration
Ms. Jennifer Grover, Director, Homeland Security and Justice Issues, United States Government Accountability Office
Dr. Gregory H. Canavan, Senior Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratories
Mr. David A. Espie, Director of Security, Maryland Port Administration, Port of Baltimore
Mr. James H.I. Weakley, President, Lake Carriers’ Association