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The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published its long-awaited Seafarers’ Access Final Rule on April 1, 2019.
In March, the Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of the Inspector General (IG), published a partially redacted report, titled Audit of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's [FBI’s] Management of Maritime Terrorism Threats.
DHS has issued a 60-Day Notice of Information Collection and is seeking public comments on the risk-mitigation value of TWIC at maritime facilities until April 8, 2019.
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.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is requesting submissions to a Biometric Technology Rally, which is scheduled for Spring 2019.
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 DHS Office of Inspector General recently published an audit that reviewed the U.S. Coast Guard’s oversight of the TWIC program.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently issued a report titled Chemical Terrorism – A Strategy and Implementation Plan Would Help DHS Better Manage Fragmented Chemical Defense Programs and Activities.
On September 17, 2018, a federal judge in the Eastern District of Virginia issued an order dismissing the lawsuit regarding the TWIC Reader Final Rule.
On August 2, 2018, President Trump signed the Transportation Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018 into law.
Recently, several important Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule developments have occurred.
In July 2018, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will discontinue issuance of the original “2007 Design” Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs) and will begin issuing “2018 Design” TWICs.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has proposed delaying the effective date for two categories of facilities affected by the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda to provide the public with information about DHS regulatory activity and invite comments on any aspect of the Agenda.
The U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Port and Facility Compliance will provide Marine Transportation System Cyber Awareness Training via webinar on May 8, 10, 14, and 16.
The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has received a proposed rule from the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) entitled “TWIC Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date.”
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet March 20 – 21, 2018 to review and discuss various issues relating to national maritime security.
Despite informally announcing that it intended to delay implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Final Rule until 2021 earlier this year, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is now indicating that implementation of the Rule will move forward with the original deadline of August 23, 2018.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda to provide the public with information about DHS regulatory activity and invite comments on any aspect of the Agenda.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) informally announced that it intended to delay implementation of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Final Rule until 2021 and re-issue a request for comment or other notice in the Federal Register. As of the date of this post, the USCG has not yet issued a request for comment or notice
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