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Murkowski Morning Meeting, 3/7/2012 - The Navy's Arctic Future


The Navy’s “Road Map to the Arctic”

Alaskan Impact: Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus testified before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee today about details within the fiscal year 2013 Navy Budget. Senator Murkowski asked him whether the opening waters of the Arctic Ocean are being eyed by the Navy, given the Pentagon’s recently-stated Asia-Pacific focus.

6:30am AKST

Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Hearing

Topic: “Navy Budget”

Testimony from:

  • Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus
  • Adm. Jonathan Greenert, chief of naval operations

Watch the entire hearing online: http://1.usa.gov/jaYAdc

House of Representatives Events

Alaska’s Cyber-security Protections

Alaskan Impact: The State of Alaska has begun a cyber-security campaign, seeing what the FBI sees: that cyber-security will soon overtake terrorism as a national threat.  The House Energy and Commerce committee explored public-private prevention measures, a focus of Senator Murkowski’s SECURE IT Act.

6:00am AKST

House Communications and Technology Subcommittee Hearing

Topic: “Role of Communications Networks in Cyber-security”

Testimony from:

  • Edward Amoroso, chief security officer at AT&T Services Inc.
  • David Mahon, chief security officer for Century Link
  • Jason Livingood, Comcast Corporation

Watch the entire hearing online: http://1.usa.gov/xgSR4I

Fighting Alaska’s $100 Fill-Ups

Alaskan Impact: With Alaskans facing gas prices starting around $4.00/gallon, the House Energy and Commerce Committee explored how to lessen the pain at the pump. Last week Senator Murkowski joined three of her Senate colleagues to say the President “isn’t getting it” on an all-of-the-above energy strategy.

6:30am AKST

House Energy Subcommittee Hearing

Topic: “Rising Gas Prices”

Testimony from:

  • Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute
  • Robert McNally, president of The Rapidan Group
  • Charles Drevna, president, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers

Watch the entire hearing online: http://1.usa.gov/wAhshj

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