The Security of Private Industry

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The Dubai port operator deal hits more trouble in the U.S. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee says GOP leadership will conclude, "these aren't the folks you want to operate your ports."

But at the intersection of private industry and security, America is vulnerable in far more spots than just ports. An attack on any one of a hundred US chemical plants could kill a million Americans. Nuclear power plant security — thin.

Whether the owners are in Dubai or Alabama, private industry is not stepping up. Critics say a too-friendly government hasn't asked them.

Hear about getting serious about security on the commercial front.


Siobhan Gorman, National Security & Intelligence Reporter for the Baltimore Sun

Dan Prieto, Director of the Reform Institute's Homeland Security Center, Fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, & co-author of a soon-to-be-released Council on Foreign Relations Study titled "Neglected Defense: Mobilizing the Private Sector to Support Homeland Security"

Danielle Brian, Executive Director, Project on Government Oversight (POGO)

Bryan Bender, National Security Correspondent for the Boston GlobeMarty Durbin, Managing Director of Federal Affairs & Former Team Leader for Security at the American Chemistry Council

Ed Markey, Democratic Congressman from Massachusetts & member of the House Select Committee on Homeland Security.

This program aired on March 3, 2006.


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