Accession Number : ADA457226


Title :   360 PORT MDA - A Strategy to Improve Port Security


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Leary, T P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a457226.pdf


Report Date : Sep 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 85


Abstract : Our national security and prosperity depend in part on secure and competitive ports. Effective public and private sector collaboration is needed in a world with myriad security challenges and fierce global competition. Although steps have been taken in the years since 9/11 to realize these twin goals, much more needs to be done. The current maritime domain awareness (MDA) paradigm needs to be expanded to provide comprehensive awareness of intermodal operations in our ports. An effective Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) program that succeeds in leveraging intermodal data is fundamental to better port-level MDA. Developing effective port level MDA and using it to enhance the security of our ports relies on the effective organization of public and private sector resources. The joint operations centers called for in the SAFE Port Act, once broadened to include key intermodal players, provide an excellent organizational model to pursue enhanced port security.


Descriptors :   *PORTS(FACILITIES) , *HOMELAND SECURITY , MILITARY INTELLIGENCE , NATIONAL SECURITY , SITUATIONAL AWARENESS , THESES


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment
      Civil Defense


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE