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News from 2015

On December 18, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) published a Notice announcing that it is commencing implementation of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program (PSP)
On November 20th, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) published the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fall 2015 Unified Agenda.
This week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a Notice and Request for Comments and Revision of Information Collection Request (ICR) (Notice) regarding various changes it expects to make to the Chemical Security Assessment Tool (CSAT), and specifically, the Top-Screen, Security Vulnerability Assessment (SVA), and Site Security Plan (SSP) surveys.
In November 2015, DHS published its second CFATS Quarterly (Volume 1, No. 2).
In late August 2015, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved the CFATS Personnel Surety Program (PSP) Information Collection Request (ICR).
On July 22, 2015, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report entitled "DHS Action Needed to Verify Some Chemical Facility Information and Manage Compliance Process."
On July 13, 2015, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a Proposed Rule to replace Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 3, Site Security (Order 3), which was originally published in 1989.
The U.S. Coast Guard recently issued its Cyber Strategy providing insight on its vision for operating in the cyber domain.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be hosting the 2015 Chemical Sector Security Summit in Alexandria, Virginia on July 21 – 23, 2015.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently issued guidance regarding reporting potential CFATS violations.
On May 12, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued DHS Guidance for the Expedited Approval Program.
In April 2015, DHS published its first CFATS Quarterly (Volume 1, No. 1).
This week, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published its 2014 Summary of Enforcement Actions.
On January 15, 2015, the Coast Guard held a Public Meeting regarding Guidance on Maritime Cybersecurity Standards.