Homeland Security Capital Corporation (OTCBB:HOMS), an international provider of specialized technology-based radiological, nuclear, environmental, disaster relief and security solutions to government and commercial customers, announced today that its Chairman and CEO C. Thomas McMillen conducted an entertaining and thought provoking interview with Spencer Abraham, US Secretary of Energy (2001-2005) and former US Senator of Michigan. The interview is part of a series of podcasts entitled "Tom McMillen's One on One” which features lively discussions about sports, politics and business. Some of the topics covered in this session include: solutions to the US energy crisis; the BP oil spill and the future of off shore drilling; the upward spiral of the global energy demand; and the importance of nuclear energy to our nation’s energy future.
Secretary Abraham was the 10 th and longest serving Secretary of Energy. He began his term as Secretary in the midst of a severe energy crisis that included the California rolling blackouts, declining domestic energy supplies and insufficient international energy trade opportunities. During the Bush Administration, he helped form America’s first national energy plan and oversaw its implementation. The Department of Energy went from “worst to first” of well-run agencies under Secretary Abraham’s leadership according to the Presidential Management Agenda. Abraham saw to the safety of America’s nuclear stockpiles while he played a key international role by expanding the Department’s focus on nuclear nonproliferation programs, negotiating with Russia and other former Soviet states. He created new safeguarding plans that the Washington Post called “great gifts to the nation from Abraham.”
In the Secretary’s new book, Lights Out!: Ten Myths About (and Real Solutions to) America’s Energy Crisis, Abraham provides a pragmatic energy strategy that calls for blending a variety of energy sources including nuclear, clean coal, solar, wind, and natural gas with a more determined effort at improving energy efficiency through the deployment of smart energy grids and buildings, to help meet our challenges while preserving our economy and environment.
Tom McMillen has served as HOMS ' Chairman & CEO since August 2005. Previously, he was appointed by President Clinton to Co-Chair the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports from 1993 to 1997. From 1987 through 1993, McMillen served three consecutive terms in the United States House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District. McMillen graduated from the University of Maryland with a BS in Chemistry. He earned a BA and MA from University College, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.