Welcome to Maritime Security 2016 East Conference and Workshops
Maritime Security 2016 East is the fourth installment of the Maritime Security East program series, building upon the successes of last year’s conference in Jacksonville, FL. As the fourteenth maritime security conference hosted by Homeland Security Outlook since 2011, Maritime Security 2016 East furthers a commitment to address the needs of governments, law enforcement, and critical infrastructure to counter the challenges of securing coastlines, inland waterways, and their critical infrastructure.
DHS SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE PLUGFEST ANNOUNCED
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate will be hosting a plugfest which will allow solutions providers of sensors (cameras, radars, sonars, and other feeds), analysis and decisions support tools, and information sharing capabilities to test integration with the Border and Coastal Information System (BACIS), the latest information sharing platform designed to assist law enforcement and government officials maintain coastal security and vigilance.
SURFACE NAVY ASSOCIATION TO CO-HOST MARITIME SECURITY 2016 EAST WITH HOMELAND SECURITY OUTLOOK
Homeland Security Outlook (HSO) and the Surface Navy Association (SNA) are teaming up to host Maritime Security 2016 East! SNA was incorporated in 1985 to promote greater coordination and communication among those in the military, business and academic communities who share a common interest in Naval Surface Warfare and to support the activities of Surface Naval Forces. With a large membership base in the Hampton Roads and Washington, D.C. area, SNA's partnership will provide great benefits for all participants. Click here to learn more
U.S. NAVY'S M80 STILETTO CONFIRMS PARTICIPATION AT MARITIME SECURITY 2016 EAST
The Stiletto Maritime Demonstration Program sponsored by The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering, Rapid Reaction Technology Office (RRTO.) The craft is operated by NSWCCD Combatant Craft Division. The Common Maritime Technology Working Group (CMTWG), manages the demonstration program with participation from ASD (R&E) RRTO, and multiple operational commands to include NECC, USCG, NSW, USMC, and US ARMY (PD AWS.) The purpose of the program is as a tool for industry government, and academic organizations to install and demonstrate their systems capabilities during a demonstration. This is an opportunity to learn and improve upon systems as they function in a stressful maritime environment and increase TRL levels. Periodic Capability Demonstrations better align technologies by engaging warfighting commands and interagency partners during demonstration planning.
2015 BIC AWARD TO BE PRESENTED AT MARITIME SECURITY 2016 EAST
The 2015 BIC Award will be presented during the Maritime Security 2016 East conference. The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) has announced Mr. Stephen L. Caldwell of the United States as the winner of the 2015 BIC Award, in recognition of more than 30 years’ dedication to improving international security, including more than a decade focused on intermodal supply chain security and resilience.
Founded in 1933, the mission of the BIC is to promote the safe, secure and sustainable expansion of containerization and intermodal transportation. The annual BIC Award honors individuals or organizations for significant contributions towards these goals. Click here to learn more
U.S. COAST GUARD MARITIME SECURITY RESPONSE TEAM CONFIRMS PARTICIPATION IN SHOWCASE
The U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security Response Team will be showcasing their CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) gear and several response vessels at the on-water/pierside demonstration and showcase on March 21st. The showcase and demo is open to all registered participants of Maritime Security 2016 East.
NEW FOR 2016
Maritime Professional Responders and Officers Workshops
In addition to the conference sessions and exhibition, Maritime Security 2016 East will also be hosting a series of workshops throughout the program provided highly beneficial education on topics critical to maritime professional responders and officers.
Here are some of the training topics:
- How to best use training and resources to meet your tactical requirements
- How to utilize ERDI training to enhance and make your dive operations safer
- The ABCs of implementing a regional Preventative Radiological and Nuclear Detection Program
- How to effectively combine capabilities and assets between police and fire departments
On-water Port Security TourFor 2016, the port security tour will be conducted onboard the 95-foot Victory Rover. With so many restricted areas on land, the best way to experience and learn about the port environment will be by water. The tour is restricted to the first 130 RSVPs received. You must be a registered attendee or exhibitor to RSVP for the tour. Click here to RSVP
Back by Popular Demand
On March 21st, Maritime Security 2016 East will be hosting a full scale marine interdiction and dive operation exercise to showcase the regional capabilities. After the exercise, the participants will be treated to demonstrations and showcase of the latest maritime security technology and vessels. This demonstration and showcase will allow all participants to have hands on experience with the tools available for their day to day operations. Walk through the mobile Port of Virginia Regional Command center, which will be on display.