Accession Number : ADA530633


Title :   Surface Transportation Security Priority Assessment


Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a530633.pdf


Report Date : Mar 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : Securing the Nation's surface transportation network requires a coordinated effort among all levels of government, the private and nonprofit sectors, communities, and individual citizens. While much has been accomplished to date toward securing this network, a highly focused, collaborative effort is required to identify residual risks and associated solution paths. This report presents the results of a collaborative process that produced recommendations compiled from participating stakeholders? individual recommendations for increasing the security of the surface transportation system. The Administration conducted the Surface Transportation Security Priority Assessment through outreach across the spectrum of government and private sector stakeholders in surface transportation security. The study identified a set of 10 issue areas to examine, obtained input from surface transportation sector stakeholders, and analyzed the responses to reach a consensus set of priorities and recommendations. Four themes guided this effort: (1) enhancing security and reducing risk; (2) improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the Federal mission, organization, and program; (3) strengthening interactive stakeholder partnerships; and (4) employing a systems management approach to surface transportation security. This stakeholder collaboration produced recommendations that address policy gaps and obstacles, enhance coordination and unity of effort, and maximize the use of partner strengths and capabilities. To effectively engage stakeholders, gather their input, and achieve recommendations, the Federal Government utilized the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP) Partnership. Owners/operators were represented by the four surface transportation Sector Coordinating Councils (SCCs).


Descriptors :   *NATIONAL SECURITY , *INFRASTRUCTURE , *TRANSPORTATION , SECURITY , MISSIONS , SYSTEMS APPROACH , SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT , COMMUNITIES , RISK , UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT , NETWORKS


Subject Categories : Surface Transportation and Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE