NEWS & ANALYSIS

TWIC Noncompliance Could Close Ports, Industry Rep Says

Major West Coast ports could shut down next spring if enough workers fail to acquire and carry the new Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card by April 15, 2009, a trade association official told stakeholders at the Maritime Security Expo Wednesday.

DHS Will Not Meet 2012 Deadline to Scan All Cargo

Concerns that scanning costs too much, hurts trade, and intrudes on foreign countries has sunk DHS' ability to scan 100 percent of incoming cargo to the United States by Congress' 2012 deadline.

Nuclear Scientist, GAO Question Effectiveness of Next Generation Radiation Detectors

DHS' next generation of radiation detectors are not cost-effective and may not provide greater detection capability than those already in use, say critics.

GAO Finds Problems in Supply Chain Security Practices

The GAO says CBP must address three issues to ensure that private partners are meeting their port security requirements in return for reduced scrutiny and faster processing of their cargo shipments.

DHS Needs to Do More to Spur Supply Chain Resiliency

DHS has a critical role in helping businesses and ports build resiliency into their operations, witnesses testified at a hearing.

Highlights from ASIS Security Conference

A former British Army intelligence officer's analysis of the counterterrorism policies of southeastern nations was among the presentations given on the first day of ASIS International’s second Asia-Pacific Conference in Singapore Tuesday.

Chertoff Lays Out DHS Budget Requests

The Department of Homeland Security's 2009 budget requests include increased security funding for border patrol, ports, critical infrastructure, and other initiatives.

Three More Ports Enroll in TWIC

Today workers will enroll at the ports of Tacoma, Washington; Honolulu,Hawaii; and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Transportation Worker Program Finally Set to Start

The beleaguered Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program's start date has finally been announced by the Department of Homeland Security.

Port Radiological Sensors Delayed and Overbudget

A government audit says the development of high-tech sensors to detect radiation at ports and border crossings is hamstrung by poor coordination between government agencies and is overdue and overbudget, reports the AP.
 




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