Monday, October 08, 2007

Port Security Shortfall

Just taking note:

The Coast Guard faces budget challenges in obtaining the $260 million it estimates is needed to upgrade its command centers to meet the requirements of the Safe Port Act of 2006, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

[A]ccording to the Coast Guard, none of the existing 35 sector command centers currently meets the requirements of the act, the report states.

However, four joint operations centers the Coast Guard has established with the Navy are a significant step in meeting these requirements, the report states.
There's nothing new about funding shortfalls, of course. Ports are such critical links in our economic system and critical nodes in our domestic security system, that I continue to be amazed by any shortfalls in securing them.

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