Commentary and information about public safety and security, intelligence and counterintelligence, open government and secrecy, and other issues in northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States

Raised in Palouse, WA. Graduated from Washington State University. US Army (Counterintelligence). US Secret Service (Technical Security Division) in Fantasyland-on-the-Potomac and Los Angeles. Now living in north Idaho.

Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Maritime Security Reports

Since 09-11-2001 the issue of port or maritime security has received additional attention. Security professionals have long recognized many of the vulnerabilities inherent in the maritime cargo shipping industry. Here are two US General Accounting Office (GAO) reports providing updated information about US maritime security.

Maritime Security: Enhancements Made, But Implementation and Sustainability Remain Key Challenges GAO-05-448T, May 17, 2005

Maritime Security: New Structures Have Improved Information Sharing, but Security Clearance Processing Requires Further Attention GAO-05-394, April 15, 2005


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