The Resource Maritime security : ferry security measures have been implemented, but evaluating existing studies could further enhance security : report to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives

Maritime security : ferry security measures have been implemented, but evaluating existing studies could further enhance security : report to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives

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Maritime security : ferry security measures have been implemented, but evaluating existing studies could further enhance security : report to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives
Title
Maritime security
Title remainder
ferry security measures have been implemented, but evaluating existing studies could further enhance security : report to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives
Title variation
Ferry security measures have been implemented, but evaluating existing studies could further enhance security
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eng
Summary
Ferries are a vital component of the U.S. transportation system and 2008 data show that U.S. ferries carried more than 82 million passengers and over 25 million vehicles. Ferries are also potential targets for terrorism in the United States and have been terrorist targets overseas. GAO was asked to review ferry security, and this report addresses the extent to which (1) the Coast Guard, the lead federal agency for maritime security, assessed risk in accordance with the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) guidance and what risks it identified; and (2) federal agencies, ferry and facility operators, and law enforcement entities have taken actions to protect ferries and their facilities. GAO reviewed relevant requirements, analyzed 2006 through 2009 security operations data, interviewed federal and industry officials, and made observations at five domestic and one international locations with varying passenger volumes and relative risk profiles. Site visits provided information on security, but were not projectable to all ports. This is the public version of a sensitive report that GAO issued in October 2010. Information that DHS deemed sensitive has been redacted. GAO recommends that the Commandant of the Coast Guard, after evaluating the completed studies on ferry security, reassess vehicle screening requirements and take further actions to enhance security, if determined warranted. DHS concurred with our recommendations
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federal national government publication
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  • maps
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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United States
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  • Caldwell, Stephen L
  • United States
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Ferries
  • Terrorism
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Maritime security : ferry security measures have been implemented, but evaluating existing studies could further enhance security : report to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives
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Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed on Dec. 7, 2010)
  • "December 2010."
  • "GAO-11-207."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource (ii, 39 pages)
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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illustrations, map
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Label
Maritime security : ferry security measures have been implemented, but evaluating existing studies could further enhance security : report to the Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives
Publication
Note
  • Title from cover screen (GAO, viewed on Dec. 7, 2010)
  • "December 2010."
  • "GAO-11-207."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ii, 39 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • System requirements: Adobe Reader

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