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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and industry have partnered to develop a capability to manage national airspace drone traffic, called Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM).
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) Pipeline Security Program.
The U.S. House of Representatives has unanimously passed the Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Act of 2018 (H.R. 7213).
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) has published a report on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA’s) Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its semiannual regulatory agenda to provide the public with information about DHS regulatory activities and invite comments on any aspect of the agenda.
On November 16, 2018, President Trump signed into law the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Act of 2018, which establishes the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet in Houston, Texas on November 6th and 7th to discuss various issues relating to national maritime security.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) manages the PSGP through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support maritime security activities. In 2017, DHS made $100 million available to state, local, and private sector owners and operators.
The Acting Secretary of Homeland Security announced the issuance of an updated NTAS Bulletin pertaining to the terrorism threat to the United States.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has forwarded an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), for review and approval, that will allow an individual to provide a TSA Pre-Check Know Traveler Number (KTN) to TSA in order to access SSI.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a printer-friendly flyer for reporting a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) violation.
The Roberts Law Group and Chemical Security Group will host a Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), and Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Update and Compliance Workshop on September 12 and 13, 2017.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP), and the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council announced that the 2017 DHS Chemical Sector Security Summit would be held July 19, 2017 through July 21, 2017 in Houston, Texas.
On May 31, 2017, the TWIC Stakeholder Communication Committee quarterly meeting was held at TSA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia.
On May 17, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) updated its guidance for National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) implications on Risk Based Performance Standard (RBPS) 13 – Elevated Threats – to account for NTAS Bulletins.
In May 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a new Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Quarterly.
In April 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) issued its 2016 Annual Report which contained 2016 Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) facility inspection figures.
In April 2017, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a 2016 Annual Civil Penalty Report which showed that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (OHMS), and PHMSA’s Office of Chief Counsel processed 42 cases and 256 tickets in calendar year 2016 for violations of Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180).
On April 4, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began issuing facility tiering notifications based on the results of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) enhanced risk-tiering methodology.
On March 31, 2017, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) posted a blog on the USCG-administered Coast Guard Maritime Commons blog site in an attempt to clarify application of the TWIC Reader Final Rule for those facilities that are considered Certain Dangerous Cargo (CDC) facilities under the Final Rule.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently issued Policy Letter CG-5P (No. 08-16) (Policy Letter) to provide guidance on the scope of reportable breaches of security and suspicious activities under the MTSA regulation.
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