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Maritime Security Committee to Meet on Radiation Portal Monitors, Cyber Security

Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting Sept. 16-17 in Baltimore, Md., to review, discuss and formulate recommendations on the following issues.

Cyber Security Symposium. The Coast Guard is looking to hold a one-day public cyber security symposium to discuss the issue in depth. The NMSAC’s expertise is being sought to review a draft agenda and provide guidance on what issues should be focused on.

Suspicious Activity Reporting. The Suspicious Activity Reporting Working Group will discuss and formally present guidelines for the Coast Guard to implement in refining current policies and regulations.

Radiation Portal Monitoring. The committee will further discuss with members from the Department of Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office and U.S. Customs and Border Protection the challenges involved in replacing or altering current radiation portal monitors within ports.

Notification of Maritime Security Level Changes to International Partners. While the notification of maritime security level changes is well developed at the local and regional level, a gap exists in notifications to international partners. The committee will receive a brief and be tasked with providing guidance on how the Coast Guard can address this gap.

Future Security Issues. The committee will review the results of the future security survey and provide comments to help the Coast Guard develop a long-term vision for its maritime security program.

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