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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published its Semiannual Regulatory Agenda of projected regulations, existing regulations, and completed actions.
The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee will meet via teleconference to review and discuss the Coast Guard’s efforts to develop the Maritime Cyber Risk Analysis Model and updates to Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular 03–03, Change 2.
The US Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Facility Inspector – Cyber Job Aid to provide USCG marine safety personnel with guidance to help address cyber vulnerabilities documented in a Facility Security Assessment.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) published a report titled Actions Needed to Enhance DHS Oversight of Cybersecurity at High-Risk Chemical Facilities.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is granting a temporary exemption for expired Hazardous Material Endorsements (HMEs) on Commercial Driver’s Licenses (CDLs).
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published a Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) titled: COVID 19 – Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Operations.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published two posts on its Maritime Commons blog regarding the Transportation Worker Identification (TWIC) Reader Rule Delay Notice.
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) published the TWIC – Reader Requirements; Delay of Effective Date (TWIC Reader Delay Notice) in the Federal Register on March 9, 2020.
The Homeland Security Advisory Council (HSAC) will meet via teleconference on February 24, 2020 to, among other things, finalize a draft report of the Emerging Technology Subcommittee focused on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published its Chemical Security Quarterly for the first quarter of 2020.
With the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program set to officially sunset in April 2020, a hearing was held on September 11, 2019, before the House Energy and Commerce Committee regarding the status of the program.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued its annual summary of enforcement actions for calendar year 2018.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has published a notice of availability in connection the Ammonium Nitrate Security Program.
The Office of Management and Budget has approved the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA’s) Information Collection Request which authorizes CISA to implement the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Personnel Surety Program (PSP) for all covered chemical facilities, to include Tier 3 and Tier 4 facilities.
In a recent Federal Register publication, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provided figures on its ongoing outreach initiative to identify “outlier” facilities.
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.”
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.