Coast Guard commandant testifies on service’s maritime security capabilities

WASHINGTON — The Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security recently received testimony on the U.S. Coast Guard’s maritime security capabilities.

The commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Adm. Robert J. Papp Jr., spoke about the Coast Guard’s approach to maritime security, including the shared responsibility to coordinate internationally and domestically throughout all stages of the global supply chain, and that the key to a secure maritime border lies with a layered approach.

“The Coast Guard¹s overarching strategy is application of a layered security system that leverages our unique maritime security authorities, capabilities and partnerships to mitigate risk and maintain security in our domesticports, on the high seas, and in ports abroad,” Papp said.

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