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):

Report Date:

2006-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

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 911 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE