"Port security without private sector buy-in is "mission impossible"
Native New Yorker Kenneth J. Egan, 59, the former deputy director of the Coast Guard's International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS) compliance program, is the security services project manager for the Houston-based ABS Consulting, which helps companies worldwide design, build, operate, and maintain offshore, port and terminal facilities.
Port Security News (PSN) caught up with Egan last month at the American Association of Port Authorities convention in Long Beach, Calif., and talked with him about progress on implementing ISPS and the Congressionally-mandated Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 (MTSA). The blunt-spoken Egan also offered some interesting views about the problems of maritime sector information-sharing with the government, and the roles to be played, or that should be played, in port security by the banks, the insurance industry, and still non-existent technology "test beds."
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