Yesterday several DHS officials and others were on the Hill giving testimony related to the new National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security. Please see: http://homeland.house.gov/hearing/subcommittee-hearing-balancing-maritime-security-and-trade-facilitation-protecting-our-ports
Three quick impressions:
1. Constructive example of “stovepipes” being brought together around a supposedly stovepipe-busting strategy.
2. The tension between security and resilience is real, persistent, and difficult to effectively engage. Security is tough enough. Resilience requires even more creativity.
3. It is striking to have a hearing on this topic without hearing directly from the private sector as well.
This is an early step in rolling-out the new strategy. Much more to come.