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CBP’s Permit to Transfer Program Uncentralized, But Not a Problem DHS IG Found

Although Customs and Border Protection (CBP) does not have a centralized permit to transfer (PTT) process, the recent Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General audit report, US Customs and Border Protection’s Oversight of the Permit to Transfer Process for Cargo Containers, determined that its “audit tests did not identify significant deficiencies in the PTT processes… Keep Reading

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Coast Guard Balances Broadening Missions, Tightening Funds

The US Coast Guard (USCG) has made some tough choices to prioritize its efforts to acquire and sustain its ships, helicopters, and other equipment in the face of tight federal budgets, USCG Commandant Adm. Robert Papp told a House panel Tuesday. In the USCG fiscal 2012 budget request, the service would receive $9.85 million, up… Keep Reading

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New Large Aircraft Screening Program Will Likely Increase Weight Threshold

Transportation Security Administration general aviation manager Brian Delauter told attendees at the National Air Transportation Association’s FBO Leadership Conference early last month that he hopes the newest version of the Large Aircraft Security Program (Lasp) will be ready for release in early April. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Pirates Kill Four US Hostages Near Somalia

Pirates shot dead four US hostages on a private yacht on Tuesday, the deadliest incident involving Americans kidnapped for ransom in the increasingly dangerous waters off Somalia. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Federal Funding Restored for Florida Coast Guard Unit

The Coast Guard’s Maritime Safety and Security Team in St. Marys [Fla.] will remain afloat with the restoration of federal funding for the specialized 85-member unit in President Barack Obama’s budget. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Cutter, Shore Upgrades in CG Budget Request

The Coast Guard’s $10.3 billion budget request for fiscal 2012, unveiled Monday, includes full funding for the fifth national security cutter and upgrades to the service’s aging shore facilities. Click here for the full story Keep Reading

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Allen: Wait on Oil Leak Inquiries

Retired US Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen cautioned Congress members Friday not to rush to pass oil spill legislation until all investigations into the BP rig explosion are complete. Click here for full story Keep Reading

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Coast Guard Reviews Key Missions

The US Coast Guard is undergoing a “stem-to-stern” organizational and operation review to see which missions it should keep and those it should shed, says Adm. Bob Papp, Coast Guard commandant. Click here for full story Keep Reading

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