NEWS & ANALYSIS

Risk of Nuclear Materials Being Smuggled Through Ports Should Be Taken Seriously, Say Experts

The sheer magnitude of materials being shipped to United States daily creates the possiblity of a nuclear device to go undetected, but there are ways to combat that threat, a panel of experts says.

TSA, Coast Guard Ease Burden on TWIC Holders

TSA and the Coast Guard today eased the burden on maritime transportation workers who needed to renew their biometric ID cards under an unpopular antiterrorism program that has experienced major technology delays.

Supply Chain Security

A White House strategy for using layered security and other measures to protect the supply chain gets mixed reviews.

DIY Drones Will Be the Next Threat to Port Security

Maritime drones help secure harbors, but their cheap cost could make them the next threat to maritime security as well.

Morning Security Brief: North Korean Hackers, Body Bombs, Maritime Security, and More

Cyberattacks on South Korea seem to be coming from North Korea. DHS warns of surgically implanted bombs. Equipment deployed to scan for radioactive material on ships. And more.

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Port Security

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing yesterday to discuss current port security initiatives and explore whether the SAFE Port Act of 2006 should be reauthorized in its previous form or should be altered to address additional security issues.

BEST Teams Hope to Stem Smuggling at Three U.S. Ports

Three of the United States' busiest seaports have or will be receiving foreign assistance to help U.S. authorities crack down on smuggling under a task force led by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), reports the Associated Press.

TWIC Compliance Starts Today; Critics Angry Card Readers Not Deployed

Today marks the national compliance day for TWIC, but some stakeholders are angry card readers are not being rolled out with ID cards.

Not Enough Port Workers Have TWIC Cards, Prompting Fears of Port Slowdown

Not enough port workers across the United States have signed onto the federal government's beleaguered and controversial identification card program, prompting fears that trade will suffer as workers are denied entry to secure port areas.

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Port of Long Beach Fusion Center Opens

The Port of Long Beach, California, opened its new $21 million command and control center for port security yesterday, completing a project conceived immediately after the terrorist attacks of 9-11.
 




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