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PPR Director Cary Coglianese chairs a new National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committee evaluating the statutory authorities of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Cary Coglianese, Edward B. Shils Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, has been named the Chair of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) committee formed to identify emerging issues that are likely to demand U.S. Coast Guard services over the next decade and consider whether the Service’s existing statutory authorities are sufficient to meet this demand, and, if not, where the Service’s authority could be bolstered.

The NASEM committee is surveying foreseeable developments that could affect the Coast Guard’s missions and authorities, including changes in technological capabilities, maritime industry trends, cybersecurity risks, climate and environmental conditions, and geopolitical factors that could affect governance and activities in the maritime domain and how and where the Coast Guard needs to operate.

“The world is changing rapidly, so it is important to consider how government agencies must adapt in the face of change — as well as whether they need new statutory authorities to keep meeting their missions,” said Coglianese. “I feel privileged to work on this committee with a wide range of top experts and distinguished leaders from around the country.”

An expert in administrative law, Coglianese is the Director of the Penn Program on Regulation and specializes in the study of administrative law and regulatory processes, with an emphasis on the empirical evaluation of alternative processes and strategies and the role of public participation, technology, and business-government relations in policymaking. He is the founding editor of the peer-reviewed journal Regulation & Governance, and he founded and continues to serve as advisor to The Regulatory Review.

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