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2007 AAPA Port Security Seminar and Exhibition

July 18, 2007
Boston, Massachusetts

Essential seminar addressing key security and safety challenges confronting public seaports. Topics will include crisis/emergency management, security surveys, cruise terminal security, security plan preparation, disaster recovery/contingency plans, terrorism, OSHA regulations pertaining to the marine environment, hazardous materials management, weapons of mass destruction, media relations, assessing and insuring risks, and incident reporting systems.

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Kurt Nagle, President & CEO, American Association of Port Authorities
  • Thomas J. Kinton, Executive Director, Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Mike Leone, Port Director, Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Capt. Ralph Tracy, Captain of Patrol, Port of Los Angeles Police, Chairman, AAPA Security Committee

Keynote Address

  • Luke Ritter, President, Trident Global Partners, Co-Author, Securing Global Transportation Networks

Seaport Security and Law Enforcement in the Port of Boston

  • Capt. James L. McDonald, Jr., Commander, USCG SECTOR - BOSTON
  • Therese Sullivan, Chief, Customs and Border Protection
  • Sgt. Phillip Terenzi, Harbormaster, Boston Police Harbor Patrol
  • Capt. Daniel Risteen, Massachusetts State Police

Trends and Techniques in Human and Drug Smuggling In the Commercial Vessel Environment

  • Special Agent William “Bill” McLeod, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Kevin Lane, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), New England Field Division, Drug Enforcement Administration

Luncheon Address

Regional Security Partnerships

Safe Port Act Implementation: Container Screening and Post-Incident Business Resumption

  • John Daggett, Senior Analyst, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Policy and Planning
  • Jacob Aguilar, Customs and Border Protection, Secure Freight Initiative
  • Jim Pugh, Deputy Division Chief, Domestic Ports Division, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
  • Shawn James, VP, Maritime Security and Infrastructure, Protection Systems, Lockheed Martin Corporation

Transportation Worker Identification Credential – (TWIC) Status Report

  • Stephen Sadler, Director, Maritime & Surface Credentialing, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Cdr. Peter W. Gautier, Chief, Cargo & Facilities Division, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of the Commandant (G-PC P-2)
  • Jon Rambeau, TWIC Program Office, Lockheed Martin

Transportation Worker Identification Credential – (TWIC) Implementation Reports from the Field

  • Wade Battles, Managing Director, Port of Houston Authority
  • Bethann Rooney, Manager, Port Security, The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
  • Capt. John M. Holmes, Deputy Executive Director, Operations, Port of Los Angeles

Ocean Carrier Perspective on Port Security Challenges

  • C. Thomas Burke, Senior Advisor to the President, K Line America, Inc.
  • Earl Agron, Vice President of Security, APL Limited
  • John Hyde, Vice President, Corporate Security & Compliance, Maersk Sealand

Waterside Surveillance Systems

Port Security Grant Workshop

The objectives of the workshop will be to:

  • Recognize and Incorporate the Business Practices of Grants Management
  • Focus on Critical Events in the Grants Management Cycle
  • Problem Solve on Specific Issues
  • Identify Promising Grants Management Practices; and,
  • Enhance Networking among Port Security Agencies
  • Lisa Nine, National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA)