The Coast Guard announced in a Federal Register Notice that it will impose conditions of entry on vessels arriving from ports in the Republic of Seychelles. Conditions of entry are intended to protect the United States from vessels arriving from countries that have been found to have deficient anti-terrorism port measures in place.
Adm. Thomas recently spoke at the American Association of Port Authorities Port Security Seminar and Expo in Chicago, Illinois. The expo brought members together to take a closer look at securing America’s ports from the inside out, with a special focus on supply chain security and their related cybersecurity and security related technology. This post provides a condensed version of Thomas’s remarks for our readers who were unable to attend the expo.
2/3/2016: Collection of information under review by the Office of Management and Budget – Enhanced maritime domain awareness via electronic transmission of vessel data
The Coast Guard seeks comment on enhanced maritime domain awareness via electronic transmission of vessel transit data to ensure port safety and security and an uninterrupted flow of commerce.
Tomorrow the Coast Guard’s Assistant Commandant for Response Policy, Rear Adm. Peter Brown, will testify before a Congressional Hearing focusing on the Coast Guard’s efforts to protect U.S. Ports from a “dirty bomb” attack.
Recently, the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement published an article on BSEE and Coast Guard shared responsibilities to manage cyber and other risks in the offshore environment.