Tag Archives: Security

Bustling Ports Strain Security Staffing

Ports seek skilled, experienced workers to tackle security needs, including rising demands on the cybersecurity front. * By Tom Gresham * The growing economy and corresponding increase in activity at the nation’s ports have put pressure on the security side of port operations, officials say. More traffic means more to protect – and to protect against. However, the strength of ...

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Evolving TWIC Program Explained

By John Schwartz TWIC Program Manager Department of Homeland Security Transportation Security Administration The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) biometric credential is a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiative to ensure only vetted workers gain unescorted access to secure areas of a port or vessel regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act. To obtain a TWIC, individuals provide biographic ...

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Technology Tackles Security Imperative

In separate interviews with AAPA Seaports Magazine,executives of leading suppliers of port security technology – each an exhibitor at the American Association of Port Authorities’ Port Security Seminar and Exposition held July 18-19, 2012, in Miami – shared their insights on the current and future roles of hightech solutions to the port security imperative. Non-Intrusive, Quick, Accurate Cargo Inspections Ethan ...

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Strong Seaports – Teaming Up to Step Up Safety and Security

By Lori Musser Interim Editor AAPA Seaports Magazine Twentieth century window-dressing style port security efforts have gradually given way to thorough,thoughtfully designed and vigorous seaport situational awareness command and control programs. But not without a struggle. And the work to cultivate strong seaports continues. The work has been made more difficult by the evolving definition of a safe and secure ...

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