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News from 2019

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.7 billion.
Effective April 5, 2019, the new maximum civil penalty for non-compliance with Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) regulations is $34,871 per day.
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.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published a report on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) titled, “Progress and Challenges in DHS’s Management of Its Chemical Facility Security Program.”
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).
DHS has issued a 60-Day Notice and Request for Comments on the renewal the CSAT’s information collection requirements.
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.
On January 18, 2019, President Trump signed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Extension Act into law, which extended the CFATS program for 15 months.