Must Homeland Security Reduce the Coast Guard’s Mission Portfolio? Who Will Guard the Maritime Environment? Illegal Migration? Fisheries? Is this our new normalcy?
We are threatened by a glut of information
2% Interest Rates New Cabinet Position QDR widely considered invalid Major upswing in Unemployment Major Drop in Charitable Contributions Congress acting in Unity $40B Supplemental Postal Service Disabled Congress Shut Down Supreme Court Shut Down Continuous traffic jams Ports Closed 58% of CG OPS resources devoted to port security Telecomms Disabled Maritime insurance rates quadrupled All aircraft grounded Airports shut down Gasoline rates drop 96-Hour NOA Positive Vessel Control Most of nation roots for Yankees in World Series Risk-Based Decision Management
Prior to 9-11, w hat information would we have needed? Is Maritime Security any different?
Build Maritime Domain Awareness SIPRNET DMS GovNet Transponders Intelligence Fusion Centers Vessel & Facility Security Plans Deepwater and Coast Guard 911 “You will have every resource you need to do your job.” - President G.W. Bush