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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Presidential Tour of Fourchon Beach, Louisana

    President Obama toured Fourchon Beach, Louisana to view the damage caused by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. 

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    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…

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    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.

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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.

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    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,…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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”…

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