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Aviation & Maritime Security Intelligence

- This book provides a basic over­view of some intelligence functions in transportation security, but it omits a number of important elements.

Lawmakers Request Briefing on Panga Boat Smuggling

- Panga fishing boat smuggling is on the rise off the coast of California and recent events have spurred lawmakers to request a meeting with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Every Man For Himself: Research Says Women and Children Less Likely to Survive a Shipwreck

- Two researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden found that men are more likely to survive a shipwreck than women and cruise ship staff more likely to survive than passengers.

Lawmakers and Stakeholders Fed Up with TWIC Costs and Delays

- The joint TSA-Coast Guard effort to biometrically verify the identities of maritime and port workers has seriously tried the patience of lawmakers and the program's stakeholders.


- Experts discuss how well the United States is handling the challenges of irregular warfare, and a look at management best practices for preventing maritime pirate attacks.

IP Video Market Info Reviews the Security Management Digital Edition

- “This is much more likely an example of how security trade magazines will evolve online,” John Honovich says.

Maritime Security Provider Calls for Inquiry into Viral Video

- A viral video of a security team firing on what is said to be Somali pirates approaching a vessel has caught the attention of a DC-area security firm who is now calling for an investigation into the incident.

Morning Security Brief: Private Data, Truancy Chips, Countering Piracy, and More

- The National Counterterrorism Center can now hold private citizens’ information for five years. In Brazil, school uniforms are being fitted with locator chips. Regulations (and the lack of standards) make weapons and issue for maritime security outfits. And more.

Port Security

- A new law (formerly H.B. 283) addresses inconsistences between state and federal port security regulations. In 2000, Florida enacted a port security law to address criminal activity in the state’s seaports. However, the federal seaport security standards enacted after the 9-11 attacks, preempted some aspects of the state’s provisions. The ports were also duplicating their efforts on some measures.

Cruise Ship Security

- The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act (CVSSA) of 2010 imposes safety and security requirements, the majority of which are now in effect, on cruise lines that do business in the United States. Read the legislation online.

Cruise Control at Sea

- Nearly two years after a U.S. law was passed to improve reporting and investigating of crimes committed on cruise ships, there’s uncertainty among former victims about whether the implementation of the legislation is living up to their expectations.

'Black Box' Data Could Vindicate or Condemn Italian Security in Maritime Shooting

- “Black box” data could provide evidence of the escalation of force that led to an incident in the Indian Ocean that left two fishermen dead.

Morning Security Brief: School Attack Thwarted In Utah, Somali Pirates, Man Sues After Being Rejected For Police Job, and More

- Police arrest two high school students in the final planning stages of a bomb attack. The U.S. may have upped the stakes for hostages in Somali after this week's rescue. A man is suing the Atlanta Police saying they rejected his application for employment because he was HIV positive. And more.

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