WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Naval War College and the Atlantic Council jointly sponsored a conference on the challenges and opportunities for maritime security cooperation with a keynote address by Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the Vice Chief of Naval Operations, on Oct. 14, 2009.

The conference examined the drivers of maritime insecurity, assessed ongoing coalition maritime operations, shared lessons learned from maritime security actors and identified challenges to and opportunities for cooperation that include policy, technical, cultural and legal aspects, with a special emphasis on information sharing in operations and maritime domain awareness. Conference panels included:

•     Strategic Approaches to Maritime Security

•     Working Lunch on International Cooperation in Maritime Security

•     Lessons Learned from Current Maritime Security Operations

•     Information Sharing and Maritime Domain Awareness

This was the inaugural event for the Naval War College's EMC Chair Derek Reveron.



WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 14, 2009) Professor Tom Fedsyzyn (second from left) moderates a panel on strategic approaches to maritime safety and security on Oct. 14. The panel is part of a joint workshop between the Naval War College (NWC) and the Atlantic Council, sponsored by EMC Chair Derek Reveron. NWC President Rear Adm. Phil Wisecup kicked off the workshop that included representatives from across government, industry, and the international community. (Photo by Derek Reveron)


10:30-11:15 - Welcome [Audio MP3]
CDR Philip Walker, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
RADM Philip Wisecup, President, United States Naval War College
Mr. Damon Wilson, Vice President and Director, Program on International Security, Atlantic Council
AMB Mary Yates, National Security Council

11:15-12:30 - Strategic Approaches for Maritime Security [Audio MP3]
ADM (Ret.) Harry Ulrich, Atlantic Council, former Commander, US Naval Forces Europe and Allied Joint Forces Command – Naples
BG (Ret.) Mark Kimmitt, former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
Mr. Owen J. Doherty, Director of Office of Security, Maritime Administration, Dept. of Transportation
Moderator: Dr. Tom Fedyszyn, US Naval War College

1:00-2:00 - Luncheon Speaker on Way Forward on Maritime Security Cooperation [Audio MP3]
RADM Jeffrey Lemmons, OPNAV Director for International Engagement, USN
Moderator: Dr. Derek Reveron, US Naval War College

2:15-3:30 - Confronting Maritime Security Challenges [Audio MP3]
Mr. Thomas Countryman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
CDR Frank X. Castellano, Commanding Officer, USS BAINBRIDGE(DDG-96)
Dr. Win Froelich, National Association of Waterfront Employers
Moderator: Dr. Ron Ratcliff, US Naval War College

3:45-5:00 - Information Sharing and Maritime Domain Awareness [Audio MP3]
ADM (Ret) Greg Johnson, former Commander, US Naval Forces Europe and Allied Joint Forces Command – Naples
Mr. Dana Goward, U.S. Coast Guard
Mr. Steve Carmel, VP, Maritime Services, Maersk
Moderator: Dr. Derek Reveron, US Naval War College

5:00 - Keynote Speech [Audio MP3]
Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Vice Chief of Naval Operations

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