Paul Zukunft

  • Global Illicit Supply Chains: Protecting Citizens and International Borders

    March 23rd, 2011 at 11 AM Criminal enterprises operating globally – so-called ”Transnational Criminal Organizations” — have spent years refining their approaches to all types of illicit trafficking including narcotics, weapons, illicitly gained and laundered money, and even modern day slavery. In many ways, these organizations can be considered multi-national corporations, given their size, reach, and sophistication. Indeed, their production and logistics operations rival best practices in the commercial sector, with highly resilient supply chains driven by the need to minimize the risk of seizure. TCOs often directly and indirectly enable, support, and facilitate insurgencies and terrorism; undermine state stability, security, and sovereignty; and corrupt legitimate global financial and trade networks. The stakes are high. U.S. Law Enforcement, Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense (DoD) find themselves at the front lines of this global security issue. As criminal organizations adapt to traditional interdiction methodologies, stakeholders across government are coming together to stem the tide, looking at what new technologies and whole of government approaches can be brought to bear to address this complex threat.

  • Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

    He vows, “We will not do more with less. Those days are over.” With the shadow of shutdown looming, the Commandant gave his State of the Coast Guard address this week. He said aging platforms and crumbling infrastructure threaten mission success. He also vowed to take decisive action to alleviate the strain. Adm. Paul Zukunft is the 25th Commandant of the Coast Guard, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review the state of the Coast Guard.

  • Coast Guard Commandant lays out budget, acquisition challenges for year ahead

    Should an appropriations lapse occur, Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft said the Coast Guard’s workforce, acquisition programs and daily operations would be “adversely affected.”

  • Are you the weakest cybersecurity link at your agency?

    Adm. Paul F. Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard, released a new cyber strategy for his command. He says that the weakest link an agency faces in protecting its IT systems is poor cyber hygiene by employees.

  • Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard

    Even state of the art cyber protection can’t prevent employee error. The insider threat is at the nucleus of the Coast Guard’s newly revised cyber security strategy. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review what else the strategy encompasses and how cyber impacts the Coast Guard.

  • Coast Guard chief optimistic his service will get its largest-ever acquisition budget

    Adm. Paul Zukunft says he’s highly optimistic that more money is coming to help recapitalize his fleet. The House and Senate have yet to agree to a 2016 appropriations bill for the Department of Homeland Security, but he said his discussions with leaders of both parties from the two congressional appropriations committees suggest his service will get a robust plus-up.

  • Coast Guard gets largest acquisition budget ever

    Now that Congress has funded the Coast Guard’s largest acquisition budget ever, Adm. Paul Zukunft, the Coast Guard commandant, said the barometer is rising and the storms have abated.

  • Adm. Paul Zukunft: Closer look at Coast Guard’s human capital plan

    The Coast Guard is midway through its biggest capital overhaul in a half century. But it will need the right people to man the new ships and carry out its 21st century missions. Adm. Paul Zukunft, Commandant of the Coast Guard, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin at the Sea Air Space expo at the Gaylord National Convention Center, in National Harbor, Maryland, to discuss the new Coast Guard human capital plan.

  • Federal Drive reports from Sea-Air-Space Exposition

    Federal Drive with Tom Temin interviews military commanders and agency leaders at the 2016 Sea-Air-Space Expo.

  • Adm. Paul Zukunft: Coast Guard avoids $1B cut to budget

    The Coast Guard almost faced a $1 billion cut to its funding in President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget. The service avoided that peril, but there are plenty of other things for the Coast Guard to work on. Adm. Paul Zukunft, the Coast Guard commandant, spoke with Federal News Radio’s Scott Maucione on Federal Drive with Tom Temin at the Sea Air Space Symposium in National Harbor, Maryland.