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Sep
06
A New TWIC Card- The Security Features To Look For

For some of you, you have already had a sneak peak at the new redesigned TWIC Card. The “NEXGEN” TWIC effort is focused on enhancing the TWIC cards functionality, creating new physical security features, and forging changes to the Technology Infrastructure Modernization (TIM) system. This is all being done because 90% of MTSA regulated facilities and vessel often use the TWIC Card as a “flash pass.” Thus, why the new TWIC Card is long overdue. The new feature will focus on prevent an ongoing problem of counterfeiting. The new updated design includes the following: UPDATED DESIGN - Enhanced card substrates Covert, overt & forensic features Color-coded expiration field Optically variable devices ENHANCED LAMINATE - Holographic image...


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May
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Possible TWIC Reader Delay

The U.S Coast guard has submitted proposed rule change to the of Office Budget Management (OBM) entitled " TWIC Reader Requirments, Delay of Effective Date"

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Apr
04
TWIC Card Reader- A Change of Heart or Not!

Just over a year ago the USCG, had a change of heart or felt like someone had made a mistake. On March 31, 2017 the U.S. Coast Guard posted a blog post in the Maritime Commons in reference to handling CDC. The post discussed the perceived missed interpretation among stakeholder when it came to the term handling of Certain Dangerous Cargos (CDC). However, there was no missed interpretation among the maritime stakeholders. Stakeholder knew what the USCG meant when they defined Handling of CDC.

Discussions at public meetings prompted the Coast Guard to clarify the term ‘‘handle’’ as it related to non-maritime commerce. Specifically, the question was raised whether a facility would be classified as Risk Group A if it...


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Facility Security Officer Training Course Available

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Maritime Defense Strategy, LLC, will be holding a Facility Security Officer Training Course- USCG Approved

When:April 25, 2017 @ 9:00am

Where: Port of Lake Charles- Harbor Police Command Center

To RSVP: Contact Joseph Powell @ 352-302-1442 or jpowell@mdsicompliance.com

Why should you attend:

Others say they are the Gold Standard, but here at MDSI we are the Gold Standard in Coast Guard Approved FSO training, with over 1,500 certified FSO(s) and over 2,000 trained Security Personnel it is no wonder way many now are turning to MDSI for all their training needs

Maritime Defense Strategy also offers Refresher FSO courses to keep your current FSO up-to-date on the latest regulatory changes and emerging trends and issues in facility security. So c...


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