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2014 Port Security Seminar and Expo

July 16, 2014
Baltimore, Maryland

AAPA has conducted the Port Security Seminar and Expo for 14 years, attracting seaport security experts, leading policy makers in transportation security and leading technologies that safeguard both port personal and valuable seaport assets. AAPA is proud to conduct this forum that provides for the free flow of information enabling seaport professionals to return to their port with a renewed sense of determination to secure our global logistics chain and the tools needed to establish a safe and productive workplace.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Kurt Nagle, President and CEO, American Association of Port Authorities
  • Joseph M. Lawless, Director of Maritime & Bridge Security, Massachusetts Port Authority, Chairman of AAPA Security Committee
  • Donald C. Fry, Commissioner, Maryland Port Administration

Keynote Address

  • Rear Admiral Paul F. Thomas, Assistant Commandant for Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard

Prosecuting International Terrorism and Maritime-related Criminal Cases

  • Harvey E. Eisenberg, Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland

Cyber Resiliency Review Program for Ports

  • Sean McCloskey, Program Manager, Cyber Security Evaluations Program, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, Department of Homeland Security

Resiliency in America's Ports

  • Jim Rice, Deputy Director for Transportation and Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

TWIC Issues and Challenges

  • John Schwartz, Assistant Director, TWIC, Transportation Security Administration
  • Capt. Kevin C. Kiefer, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Baltimore
  • James T. (Jim) Bull, Deputy Chief, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Port and Facility Compliance, Cargo and Facilities Division (CG-FAC-2)

Liability Management – Evolving Cyber and Physical Security Standards and the SAFETY Act

  • Jason R. Wool, Associate, Venable LLC, Washington D.C.

The Latest on the Port Security Grant Program

  • Duane Davis, Section Chief - Port Security Grant Program, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Washington, D.C.

Port of Miami: A Journey to the Future

The First Step in Cybersecurity

  • Mark Kosloski, President, McRoberts Security Technologies, McRoberts Maritime Security, Freehold, NJ

The State of Homeland Security - A Congressional Perspective

  • The Honorable C.A. Dutch Ruppersburger, Ranking Member, House Select Intelligence Committee

Thermal Cameras: More Than Meets the Eye for the Maritime Market

  • Rob Hampton, Regional Director, G4S Technology LLC, South Plainfield, NJ

State Department Presentation: Collaboration with the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs: Opportunities for Partnership

  • Michele Greenstein, Acting Director, Office of Criminal Justice Assistance and Partnership, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, U.S. Department of State