418Sep 11, 2013
Homeland Security Threats
Former officials testified about challenges to homeland security and department operations in the ten years since the Department of Homeland Security was created. Among the topics they ...
224Mar 28, 2011
Panel on Border Security
Panelists talked about U.S. border security. Topics included improving border security, illegal immigration and violence along the U.S.-Mexico border, and border security along the northern ...
291Jun 5, 2010
Admiral Thad Allen Briefing on BP Oil Spill
Admiral Thad Allen gave an update on the recent developments of the BP oil spill over the past 24 hours as well as what is going on in local communities. He also responded to questions from the ...
488Jun 3, 2010
Briefing on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Admiral Allen briefed reporters on efforts to cap the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He announced that BP successfully cut the riser pipe using giant shears rather than the saw that became stuck the ...
179Jun 2, 2010
Briefing on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Thad Allen and Jane Lubchenko briefed reporters on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Efforts to cap the oil well encountered another setback when a special saw got stuck trying to make a clean cut ...
166Jun 1, 2010
Thad Allen on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Admiral Thad Allen briefed reporters on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. In his remarks he said it could be at least three days before BP was able to install a new pipe for collecting oil from the ...
136May 28, 2010
Presidential Tour of Fourchon Beach, Louisana
President Obama toured Fourchon Beach, Louisana to view the damage caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
589May 26, 2010
Update on Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Admiral Thad Allen gave an update on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the Obama administration’s ongoing response efforts. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic ...
476May 24, 2010
White House Daily Briefing
Admiral Thad Allen briefed reporters on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. He was joined by Robert Gibbs and Energy Adviser Carol Browner.
988May 18, 2010
Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
Witnesses testified about the response efforts to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill forllowing a catastrophic explosion on the oil rig, Deepwater Horizon. Heads of the Coast Guard and National ...
463Feb 12, 2010
State of the Coast Guard
Admiral Thad W. Allen, who was due to retire later that year, gave his final state of the Coast Guard address. He talked about Coast Guard partnerships with international and federal agencies ...
144Aug 26, 2009
Governmental Agencies and Social Media Tools, Part 1
The Potomac Forum held a conference on how governmental agencies can use social media to interact with the public. Officials talked about programs and methods used by their agencies to engage ...
92Mar 3, 2009
State of the Coast Guard Address
Admiral Thad Allen delivered his annual state of the Coast Guard address at the National Press Club. He presented an overview of various Coast Guard operations and spoke about issues such as ...
27May 20, 2008
Preparations for Hurricane Season 2008
Officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Military, Department of Homeland Security, and the Red Cross talked about preparations for the 2008 hurricane season.
57Mar 18, 2008
Sea Power Readiness
Naval and maritime officials discussed U.S. sea power. Topics included the role of the U.S. as a maritime nation, U.S. maritime strategy, disaster and humanitarian response, cooperation with ...
60Feb 8, 2008
Modernizing the Coast Guard
Admiral Thad Allen outlined plans for reorganizing and modernizing the U.S. Coast Guard to meet growing demands while continuing to honor its past. Topics included illegal immigration and drug ...
125Dec 18, 2007
Oil Spills from Non-Tank Vessels
Witnesses testified about oil spill threats, risks, and vulnerabilities posed by large non-tank vessels in light of the recent spill in San Francisco Bay. Topics included the prevalence and ...
120Dec 13, 2007
Global Maritime Strategy Initiatives
The panel of military leaders spoke about naval strategy and the use of seapower in U.S. foreign policy. The focused on improving international cooperation, restoring the Marine Corps ...
45Aug 14, 2007
Border Security: Working with Our Neighbors
Following opening remarks, participants in an annual border security conference spoke about law enforcement activities, intelligence gathering, and cooperation between the U.S. and Mexico in ...
13May 30, 2007
Coast Guard Issues
Admiral Allen talked about issues related to the readiness of the Coast Guard as well as the Coast Guard budget. Topics included: the Coast Guard’s “Deepwater” program to ...
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