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March 1, 2006

Chertoff details DHS port security progress

Filed under: Port and Maritime Security — by Christian Beckner on March 1, 2006

Sec. Chertoff is testifying this morning before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs committee; his prepared testimony is available at this link. The first section of the testimony provides a fact-filled overview of the Department’s progress over the last few years on port and maritime security, providing data points on the pace of MTSA implementation, foreign port assessments, and the installment of radiation portal monitors at ports (currently at 181 machines, on pace for a total installed base of 621, according to Asst. Commissioner Jayson Ahern at a CSIS event this morning.)

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Comment by Patrick

March 1, 2006 @ 4:35 pm

Do we know which ports are to be run by DP World?


Comment by Gerry

March 2, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

GAO – risk assessment for ports and other critical infrastructure
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report stating that further refinements are needed to fully assess risks and prioritize protective measures at ports and other critical infrastructure. While GAO found the Coast Guard to have a robust program and the Office of Domestic Preparedness to be making good progress, it found the Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security to be facing numerous challenges. GAO-06-91 (12/15/05).

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