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The Office of Port and Facility Compliance (CG-FAC) published its 2019 AMSC Annual Report on the status of AMSCs and the work completed by AMSCs in 2019.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) published its annual summary of all 2019 enforcement actions.
The Coast Guard is accepting public comments on its updated risk analysis to determine which maritime facilities subject to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule would most benefit from electronic TWIC inspection requirements.
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently published a report titled “DHS Could Use Available Data to Better Plan Outreach to Facilities Excluded from Anti-Terrorism Standards."
The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is conducting an updated risk analysis to determine which maritime facilities subject to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Reader Rule would most benefit from electronic TWIC inspection requirements.
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 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has submitted a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend the public comment period for the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program.
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 Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is granting a temporary exemption for expired Transportation Worker Identification Credentials (TWICs).
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 Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular (NVIC) 01-20 (Guidelines for Addressing Cyber Risks at Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) Regulated Facilities).
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 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking comments on the risk-mitigation value of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) at maritime facilities.
Various USCG Sectors have been reminding MTSA-regulated facilities that all MTSA security plans must be amended to include the new Seafarers’ Access provisions no later than February 3, 2020.
In fiscal year 2019, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) surface inspectors conducted 2,176 site visits and inspected 64,756 TWICs using 39 field-issued TWIC readers.
Industry continues to await the release of the TWIC program assessment.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has issued its annual summary of enforcement actions for calendar year 2018.
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.
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