A Last Look Back at Chemical Security - Highlights from the Conversation

The first entry I wrote for this blog back in April 2010 was entitled “The Chemical Security Conversation” begins -- and what a conversation it’s been. I hope that we have been able to provide you with relevant news and information and maybe shed some light on a complex topic.

Port Security Grant Program Legislation Introduced

U.S. House Representative Laura Richardson (D-CA) recently introduced two bills that would expand the ways grantees can use grant money awarded under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Port Security Grant Program (PSGP): H.R. 5802, the Port Security Equipment Act of 2012 and H.R.

USCG Working to Harmonize Maritime Transportation Security Internationally

The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee (NMSAC) was formed under the authority of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002.

DHS Moves to Update MTSA

On December 20, 2010, DHS published its semi-annual regulatory agenda, which among other things, addressed an upcoming Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that will include updates to Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Code of Federal Regulations (33 CFR Parts 101-106).

DHS Updates CFATS Progress

I recently sat in on another webinar where DHS gave a CFATS update. This time it was Todd Klessman, acting branch chief, Policy and Programs Branch, for the Infrastructure Security Compliance Division at the Office of Infrastructure Protection. Here are the numbers as of January 2011: