As Immersive as Immersive Gets

The Fifth Annual Maritime Security 2017 East continues its commitment to providing all participants from the federal, state and local agencies, ports, critical infrastructure and private industry an outstanding opportunity to learn and collaborate across different perspectives, jurisdictions, and borders.  

New for 2017, the program will be based on three segments; Maritime Professional Responders/Officers, Ports/Maritime Facilities and Technology/Cyber Security.  These segments will be addressed as workshops that will run concurrently throughout the conference.  The four main general sessions of the conference will consist of two keynote sessions and two general sessions addressing topics that will apply to all maritime security stakeholders.  Breaking the segments into workshops and breakout sessions will allow us to provide more content and specialized discussions for all maritime security stakeholders.  In addition, this format will allow more interaction time for all attendees with our exhibitors. 

General Conference and Keynote Sessions

These general sessions will be conducted by keynote presenters and by panels of experts that will address topics of importance to all maritime security stakeholders including interagency collaborations, information sharing and public/private partnerships.

Maritime Professional Responders and Officers On-Water Tactical Vessel Operations Training

On-water tactical vessel operations training is designed specifically for those who are task with maritime incident response to equip them with the knowledge and skills to be effective in their response and interdiction operations.

The On Water Tactical Training segment will be conducted in the few days prior to the conference.  It will be concluded with an on-water exercise that will showcase the skills and tactics acquired during the training on March 7th.

Maritime Professional Responders and Officers Workshops

These classroom workshops will provide maritime responders and officers the knowledge and skills needed to conduct their day to day operations.  They will be hosted on March 8th and 9th.

Here are some of the topics to be addressed:

  • Rad/Nuc detection best practices
  • Advanced Boating Under the Influence (BUI) training
  • Using social media for criminal intelligence
  • Basics of maritime medical response and drowning resuscitation
  • Underwater investigation and evidence recovery best practices
  • Effective use of technology in underwater response and recovery

MARAD Certified Facility Security Officers Course

The MARAD Certified Facility Security Officers Training Course will be an intense 3-day session that will ensure all Security Officers are well versed in the required material in accordance with 33 CFR 105, plus additional modules on current and important topics that are relevant to their facilities. Certificate of completion will be issued after successful completion of the course.  The course will take place on March 6th, 7th and 8th.  A one day refresher course will take place on March 7th for those who already completed a MARAD certified course.

Ports and Facilities Workshops

The workshop held on March 8th and 9th will address topics that are of importance to the security and compliance of ports and maritime facilities.

Here are some of the topics to be addressed:

  • How to interpret the new TWIC rules and steps to take to stay in compliance
  • Transportation of dangerous cargo
  • Cyber Security
  • Lessons Learned From Facility Audits & Plan Development
  • New rules and regulations on Facility Security Officer training and certification

Technology/ Solutions Presentation and Workshops

These workshops and 15 minute presentations are a great way for attendees to learn about available technologies and solutions that can enhance their maritime and port security operations.  For exhibitors, it is a great opportunity to present your solutions to an captured audience. Listing of presentations will be available shortly.


Over 40 companies will showcase the latest technologies, tactical vessels, and other tools that can enhance maritime security.  All exhibitors will have proven solutions with past performance in the maritime and port environment.  Please click here to see how you can become an exhibitor and see who is currently exhibiting.

On-Water and Pier-side Technology and Vessels Demonstrations

Demonstrations of the latest technologies and vessels by exhibitors in an actual port environment will be witnessed by end-users from across the state and country. This is a great hands-on opportunity for participants to test new equipment.

Networking Receptions, Breakfasts, Breaks and Lunches

All participants of Maritime Security 2017 East will be encouraged to take advantage of the networking opportunities presented at the program during our networking receptions held on March 7th and 8th and during the breakfasts, breaks and lunches on March 8th and 9th.  All registration for attendees and exhibitors will include all food and beverage.


Just a Few of Maritime Security 2016 East Participants:

  • ABS Group
  • AFCEA Jacksonville
  • ANSER inc.
  • Bureau International des Containers et du Transport Intermodal
  • Center for Security Policy
  • Chesapeake Police Dept.
  • Chesapeake Port Authority
  • City of Norfolk, Emergency Preparedness & Response
  • Delaware State Police
  • DHS Joint Task Force-East
  • DHS Science and Technology Directorate
  • DNI, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office
  • Export Import Bank
  • FBI
  • General Dynamics IT
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • Guam Police Department
  • Hampton Fire Dept.
  • Hampton Police
  • Henrico County Division of Fire
  • Isle of Wright Sheriff
  • Joint Forces Staff College
  • Joint Staff
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Massachusetts Environmental Police
  • McAllister Towing of Virginia
  • National Joint Terrorism Task Force
  • National Maritime Security Advisory Committee
  • Native Hawaiian Veterans
  • NATO Communications and Information Agency
  • NATO HQ, Supreme Allied Commander Transformation
  • Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Div.
  • Newport News Fire Dept.
  • NOAA Corps
  • Norfolk Fire Rescue
  • Norfolk Police Dept.
  • Program Manager - Information Sharing Environment
  • Port Authority of NY/NJ
  • Port of Virginia
  • Portsmouth Police Dept.
  • SAIC
  • SRI International
  • U.S. Navy SSC-PAC
  • Surface Navy Association
  • The Chertoff Group
  • The MITRE Corporation
  • Turks & Caicos Islands Government
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area C3
  • U.S. Coast Guard C3CEN
  • U.S. Coast Guard C4IT & Sensors
  • U.S. Coast Guard Fifth District
  • U.S. Coast Guard RDLE
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • U.S. DHS S.B.I.R. Program
  • U.S. Navy
  • U.S. Navy, Combatant Craft Division
  • U.S. Navy, Naval Station Norfolk
  • U.S. Navy, USFF NCAGS
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Virginia Beach Police Dept.
  • Virginia Marine Police
  • Virginia Maritime Association             
  • Virginia State Police