Deputy CAO & Director of Acquisition, Michael Tangora, USCG; RADM Kevin S. Cook, USCG, and RADM Charles Michel, USCG, to Deliver Keynotes Briefings

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As our nation faces threats from radical extremism in a period of persistent conflict, coordinating maritime security integration, improving technologies for maritime surveillance and defining the latest USCG priorities have become the center of attention in the Maritime Homeland Security Industry. The Atlantic Area Command Priorities and Operational Updates and the US Coast Guard’s leadership vision and urgencies are just two main topics currently being addressed to strengthen our Maritime Homeland Security.

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In anticipation of a threat and keeping up with these matters of the Maritime Community, IDGA’S 10TH Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit will bring together all relevant stakeholders and professionals from the Coast Guard, Customs and Border Protection, Port Security and industry partners to exchange and share best practices and explore potential paths to fortifying the United States’ maritime security.

IDGA is especially honored to announce the summit’s distinguished Keynote speakers. RADM Kevin S. Cook, U.S Coast Guard, Deputy Commander, Atlantic Area will deliver the awaited briefing on the Future Capabilities of the Coast Guard and new initiatives for 2012. Deputy CAO & Director of Acquisition Services, Michael Tangora, USCG will cover bases on the USCG acquisition priorities. Moreover, RADM Charles Michel, USCG, Commander of the Joint Interagency Task Force South will be discussing JIATFS support to regional stability and national security and the West Hem National Security Threat: TOC.

Additionally, the summit offers a private Norfolk Port Tour that will enable participants to see the innovative operations and security at the Port of Norfolk. This tour will be focusing on the Norfolk International Terminals. Furthermore, other keynote speakers include CAPT Mark P. O’Malley, Commander, Sector of Baltimore, USCG and CAPT Eric J. Trehubenko, Branch Head, OPNAV N2/N6E3 – MDA Office of the DoD Executive Agent for Maritime Domain Awareness.

For more information on attending the IDGA’s 10th Annual Maritime Homeland Security Summit, taking place April 30- May 2, 2012 in Norfolk, VA, and to see a full list of subject matter, please visit: http://www.MaritimeHsSummit.com or contact Maria Guillen at maria.guillen(at)idga(dot)org.

The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. We bring together speaker panels and events comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government, and defense industries.

In addition to our live events, IDGA also offers an online community dedicated to providing defense industry professionals with breaking news, business opportunities, introductions, podcasts, webinars, and presentations from key industry leaders. Members of our online community are able to extend their live event experience and interact with the defense industry by leveraging the opportunity to network, share ideas, best practices and business solutions.

For more information, please visit http://www.idga.org.

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