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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.
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.
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