IDGA’s Maritime Piracy Summit to Present Innovative Security Measures and Tactics

IDGA Editor

New York, NY – July 13, 2010 – The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement (IDGA) is pleased to announce its 2nd Annual Maritime Piracy Summit, scheduled for September 13-15, 2010, in Washington, DC.

IDGA’s Maritime Piracy Summit brings the global shipping community together with those responsible for the safety and security of the world’s oceans. This event will present strategies for partnership between the public and private sectors to improve the stability of maritime operations. The Summit will also present the most innovative security measures and tactics to reduce vessel vulnerability.

Several important Maritime leaders have spoken up about these pressing issues recently. VADM Maurizio Gemignani discussed the current NATO maritime mission and what role the organization plays in providing security in the European theater with’s Senior Editor Nick Younker. He also spoke about expanding mission areas such as participation in non-traditional roles like ISAF in Afghanistan and in the fight against terrorism and piracy. The entire podcast is available at

ADM Mark Fitzgerald, Commander Naval Forces Europe/Africa and Commander, Allied Joint Forces Command Naples, also spoke with Younker about U.S. Navy and Coalition efforts against Piracy in the Horn of Africa. Events off the Somali coast have been a major disruption to maritime traffic and ADM Fitzgerald spoke candidly about the root causes of the problem and attempts to solve them from a tactical, operational, and strategic level. The podcast has been made available at, along with additional information including webcasts, articles, previous speaker presentations, and past attendee profiles.

For more information on attending the Maritime Piracy Summit, and to see a full list of subject matter, please visit: or contact Helen Frank at

The Institute for Defense & Government Advancement (IDGA) is a non-partisan information-based organization dedicated to the promotion of innovative ideas in public service and defense through live conferences and events. We bring together speaker panels and events comprised of military and government professionals while attracting delegates with decision-making power from military, government, and defense industries.

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