On February 3, 2005, the day after President Bush’s State of the Union Address, DomPrep’s John Morton, James D. Hessman, and Martin Masiuk visited with retired Coast Guard Admiral James M. Loy, Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), at his headquarters in Washington.

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In Segment One, Admiral Loy addresses the soon-to-be released National Cargo Security Strategy:

  • overall cargo security strategy
  • when it will be released
  • cargo security standards and best practices
  • making the return on investment (RoI) case for implementing security technologies and procedures
  • risk management and the review process for port security grants

Duration :10 Minutes 58 Seconds

Segment Two, with Admiral Loy discussing the National Response Plan (NRP):

  • how DHS and homeland security stakeholders put the NRP together
  • the interface with state, local and tribal governments and the private sector

Duration :3 Minutes 38 Seconds

Segment Three, Admiral Loy talks about the organizational structure provided by the NRP

  • Homeland Security Operations Center (HSOC)
  • National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC)
  • National Response Coordination Center (NRCC)
  • Regional Response Coordination Center (RRCC)
  • Joint Field Office (JFO)
  • Principal Federal Office (PFO)
  • Interagency Incident Management Group (IIMG)

Duration :10 Minutes 58 Seconds

Segment Four, Admiral Loy speaks the NRP and training:

  • private sector input to preparedness response and planning
  • NRP training modules
  • NRP Web Site for further information

Duration: 6 Minutes: 23 Seconds

Thanks to the staff of Acting Secretary Admiral Loy, and especially Kathleen Montgomery for making this interview possible.

John F. Morton

John F. Morton is the Strategic Advisor for DomPrep. He is also the Homeland Security Team Lead for the Project on National Security Reform (PNSR). A member of the DomPrep team since its founding, he has served as managing editor for writer assignments and interviewer for scores of DomPrep audio interviews.

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