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Tue, 2016-05-03 12:59 AM
BALTIMORE (PRNEWSWIRE) MAY 2, 2016CyberPoint International, LLC announced today that it has been awarded a fixed price contract by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Borders and Maritime...
Tue, 2016-04-19 09:49 PM
April 11, 2016 - The Port Authority announced today that a comprehensive review will be undertaken of the Port of New York and New Jersey covering more than 3,000 acres of cargo facilities in order...
Tue, 2016-03-29 11:27 AM
Alameda, CA - Coast Guardsmen seized more than 12,800 pounds of cocaine and apprehended four suspected drug smugglers from a self-propelled semisubmersible, or SPSS, about 300 miles southwest of...
Mon, 2016-03-14 08:40 PM
Washington, DC, March 10 - The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking input from commercial and recreational mariners for an assessment of navigation requirements on the Atlantic and Gulf seacoast.The Coast...
Tue, 2016-03-01 06:37 PM

Adm. Paul Zukunft, Coast Guard Commandant

Washington, DC, February 24 - U.S. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Paul Zukunft delivered the 2016 State of the Coast Guard Address at U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Congressional Auditorium on Feb. 23....
Tue, 2016-02-23 02:03 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Earlier this month, the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced it has begun accepting applications for its Port Security Grant Program. The latest round of funding will...
Tue, 2016-02-16 12:07 PM
By Steve Bittenbender Recovery workers will once again go to the Bahamas and try to locate a critical piece of equipment that could provide information on what happened during the final moments of a...
Tue, 2016-02-09 01:02 PM
Washington, DC - The U.S. Coast Guard published guidance Feb. 5 that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and publications. The Navigation and...
Tue, 2016-01-26 04:28 PM
By Steve Bittenbender The company that owned a vessel that went down in the waters off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin announced on Monday it reached a settlement with families of some of the...
Tue, 2016-01-26 03:42 PM
Savannah, GA, January 25 – Port of Savannah will add eight new ship to shore cranes by 2018, as port moves all-time high container units. Over the last calendar year, the Port of Savannah moved an...
Sun, 2016-01-24 09:21 PM
GSN is pleased to announce that its 2015 Digital Yearbook of Awards Winners has been released to the entire database of the company’s print, digital and newsletter subscribers. The Yearbook covers...
Tue, 2016-01-12 01:00 PM
PortMiami posted an increase of 15 percent in containerized cargo movements for its 2015 fiscal year with a total of 1,007,800 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) moving through the Port during the...

Commentary and Opinions

In 2007, I said the following when referring to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) policy on container security: “Perhaps, the dumbest policy, model, or standard of all is the sealed-door standard.” Five years later, despite technological advances and use by the private sector and military, CBP is still focused on container “doors” as a security measure. CBP has still not developed an alternative.
Port security seems to be the forgotten child when it comes to preparing for disasters, at least in the public eye. Potential threats to aviation and mass transit generate many more conversations, and for good reason, but the risks posed to ports, primarily from cargo, cannot be ignored. A cargo container looks innocuous, just a square, metal box loaded with goods…right? This impression could not be further from the truth. 
A wireless sensor network system developed by Lockheed Martin can revolutionize the way users obtain discreet persistent situational awareness and characterization of their surroundings, says the company in an Oct. 12 news release. The Self-Powered Ad-hoc Network (SPAN) system, a network of "Field-and Forget" ground sensors, provides unobtrusive, continuous surveillance supporting multiple missions and applications.
By Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) Today, we meet to discuss this nation’s progress in bringing about safety, security and resiliency against terrorism since the attacks of 9/11.  But before we look back, I want to acknowledge and remember all the firefighters, police officers, and ordinary people who lost their lives that Tuesday morning. Remembering those who died must inspire us to make this nation better and safer. 
America is immeasurably more secure today at the tenth anniversary of 9/11 because of the enormous energy, resources, leadership, planning, and blood that we have poured into our national military and domestic security efforts.  On 9/11, we lost nearly 3,000 innocent Americans, murdered while going about their daily lives. It was an attack of great cleverness, great daring, great surprise and simplicity. This was the greatest single loss of American life since the Battle of Antietam.
 

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