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Port Security Seminar

July 19, 2006
Seattle, Washington

Addressing key security is the goal of this annual seminar. Topics will include U.S. Coast Guard, Port Security Initiatives and Programs; Port Access Issues and Challenges; Railroad Security at Seaports; Safeguarding LNG and Petrochemical Terminals; Managing, Funding and Implementing Port Security Projects; Customs and Border Protection; Deterring Cargo Theft, and Seaport Security and Law Enforcement in the Puget Sound Region.

Seaport Security & Law Enforcement in the Puget Sound Region

  • Rod Hilden, Chief Security Officer, Port of Seattle
  • Captain Steve Sutton, Washington State Patrol, Vessel and Terminal Security Division
  • Tim Kimsey, Chief of Police, Port of Seattle Police Department (Panel Discussion)
  • Steve Metruck, Captain of the Port – Sector Seattle, U.S. Coast Guard

U.S. Coast Guard, Port Security Initiatives and Programs

  • Capt. Paul Gugg, Chief, Prevention Division, U. S. Coast Guard, Pacific Area

Luncheon Address

  • Bernd “Bear” McConnell, Director, Interagency Coordination, North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command

Port Access Issues and Challenges

  • Gordon Hannah, Managing Director, BearingPoint
  • Ed Merkle, Director of Security, Virginia Port Authority
  • Joanne St-Onge, Director, Marine Security - Regulatory Affairs, Transport Canada

Managing, Funding and Implementing Port Security Projects

NIMS Training

  • Ins. Kenneth Honig, CEM, Port Authority Police - LaGuardia Airport, The Port Authority of NY & NJ

Customs and Border Protection and Container Security Initiatives at Seaports

  • Todd Owen, Acting Executive Director, Cargo and Conveyance Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Lance Ludman, SaviNetworks
  • Betty Calhoun, Senior National Security Analyst, CSC Federal Sector
  • John Cushing, EModal.Com, Inc.

Railroad Security at Seaports

Safeguarding LNG and Petrochemical Terminals

Deterring Cargo Theft