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Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

When we last checked in with Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Paul Zukunft, the service was operating under a continuing resolution. Zukunft told us that funding was not keeping pace with the Coast Guard's need for better infrastructure, and that meant the Coast Guard wasn't keeping pace in some of its most important missions like stopping drug-runners because of its funding problems. Now, at least one thing is different: The service has a full budget for the remainder of the year. Zukunft joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive from the Sea Air Space 2015 conference at National Harbor with more on how things are operating now.

Tags: Coast Guard , Emily Kopp , infrastructure , Sea Air Space Exposition , National Harbor , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Monday - 04/13/2015, 09:27am EDT
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Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

He vows, "We will not do more with less. Those days are over." With the shadow of shutdown looming, the Commandant gave his State of the Coast Guard address this week. He said aging platforms and crumbling infrastructure threaten mission success. He also vowed to take decisive action to alleviate the strain. Adm. Paul Zukunft is the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the state of the Coast Guard.

Tags: Coast Guard , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DoD , State of the Coast Guard , Commandant

Friday - 02/27/2015, 09:29am EST
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Coast Guard Commandant lays out budget, acquisition challenges for year ahead

Should an appropriations lapse occur, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said the Coast Guard's workforce, acquisition programs and daily operations would be "adversely affected."

Tags: Coast Guard , DHS , management , acquisition , Shefali Kapadia

Friday - 02/27/2015, 11:37am EST

Global Illicit Supply Chains: Protecting Citizens and International Borders

March 23rd, 2011 at 11 AM

Criminal enterprises operating globally - so-called "Transnational Criminal Organizations" -- have spent years refining their approaches to all types of illicit trafficking including narcotics, weapons, illicitly gained and laundered money, and even modern day slavery. In many ways, these organizations can be considered multi-national corporations, given their size, reach, and sophistication. Indeed, their production and logistics operations rival best practices in the commercial sector, with highly resilient supply chains driven by the need to minimize the risk of seizure. TCOs often directly and indirectly enable, support, and facilitate insurgencies and terrorism; undermine state stability, security, and sovereignty; and corrupt legitimate global financial and trade networks. The stakes are high. U.S. Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense (DoD) find themselves at the front lines of this global security issue. As criminal organizations adapt to traditional interdiction methodologies, stakeholders across government are coming together to stem the tide, looking at what new technologies and whole of government approaches can be brought to bear to address this complex threat.

Tags: Technology , Booz Allen Distinguished Speaker Series , DoD , DHS , DEA , David Aguilar , David Gaddis , Caryn Hollis , Kumar Kibble ,

Monday - 03/21/2011, 01:37pm EDT
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