DHS Develops Container Security Test Bed Solution

As part of its mission to secure our nation’s borders, the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS’s) Custom and Border Protection (CBP) must quickly and accurately monitor and inspect thousands of sea cargo containers entering U.S. ports each day.

2012 American Fuel & Petrochemicals Manufacturers Security Conference

Last week, I was in Houston, TX at the 2012 American Fuel & Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM) Security Conference and Exhibition, formerly known as NPRA. The three-day Conference included exhibitors, attendees from both industry and government, and speakers who covered topicslike chemical security, safety and terrorism.

Cybersecurity Act of 2012 Introduced in the U.S. Senate

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate introduced the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S.2105). The bipartisan bill would grant the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) new authority to regulate certain aspects of cyber security for the nation’s critical infrastructure.

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers – the new NPRA – Prepares for the Annual Security Conference & Exhibition

The National Petrochemical & Refiners Association became the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) on Jan. 25. Our new name better describes who we are, what we do and how we benefit the American people.

What to Expect from CFATS in 2012

As the industry looks ahead to 2012, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) will continue to have a significant impact, especially as more sites undergo Authorization Inspections.

Ammonium Nitrate Public Meetings Notice

Last week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a series of public meetings to consult with the public regarding its recently published Ammonium Nitrate Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). 

Chemical Security Workshop DHS Panel: CFATS Inspections Process & Ammonium Nitrate Program Updates

We were pleased to have Carlos Vasquez, District Commander, Infrastructure Security Compliance Division (ISCD), and Paul Sanders, Inspector, ISCD, as panelists from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at the Joint Chemical Security Regulatory Workshop with the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC).

ADT/CICC Joint Homeland Security Regulatory Workshop

This week, ADT was very excited to co-sponsor its 2nd annual Joint Chemical Security Regulatory Workshop with the Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) in Los Angeles, California. The one-day workshop addressed various chemical security issues and regulatory challenges and offered attendees practical advice for compliance.

Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks

As the ten year anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks approaches, we should all take a moment to remember the many victims of the tragedy, and the first responders who risked – and in many cases lost – their own lives at ground zero.  Though we have made...

Chemical Security Workshop

On September 13, Chemical Industry Council of California (CICC) and ADT Advanced Integration will host a one-day interactive security workshop focused on the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and the Ammonium Nitrate Program.  Held in Norwalk, California, the program will feature speakers from the Department...