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Maritime Security

February 13, 2012 • 2:00 – 6:00 pm EST

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Confronting New and Non-Traditional Challenges in the Age of Austerity

Even as a difficult fiscal environment has increasingly tightened federal budgets, maritime security forces are faced with an array of new and non-traditional challenges. These range from countering terrorism and piracy to combating drug and human trafficking, while simultaneously preparing for greater competition in new theaters such as the Arctic. Although budget reductions will bring with them painful sacrifices, those responsible for the nation’s maritime security have an opportunity to work together to set priorities, define roles and responsibilities, and identify best practices in order to minimize the effects of these cuts and position themselves to meet the most critical missions. Please join the CSIS Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Program for an exploration of the current and future strategic maritime environment and the capabilities necessary to secure it.


9:00 - 9:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast

9:30 AM: Welcome and Introduction by Dr. John Hamre, President and CEO, CSIS

9:30 - 10:30 AM: Keynote Address by Admiral Robert Papp, Jr., Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

10:30 - 10:45 AM: Break

10:45 - 11:45 AM: The Current and Future Strategic Maritime Environment

  • Patricia Cogswell, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Transborder Security, National Security Staff
  • Rear Admiral Peter Neffenger, Director, Strategic Management and Doctrine, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Rear Admiral (Select) Michael Smith, Director of Strategy, Concepts and Policy Branch, Operations, Plans and Strategy, U.S. Navy
  • Moderated by Stephanie Sanok, Senior Fellow, International Security Program, CSIS

11:45 - 12:00 PM: Break

12:00 - 1:00 PM: Identifying, Prioritizing, and Coordinationg Necessary Maritime Capabilities

  • Vice Admiral John Blake, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, Integration of Capabilities and Resources, U.S. Navy
  • Vice Admiral John Currier, Deputy Commandant for Mission Support, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Moderated by David Berteau, Director, International Security Program, CSIS

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