Here are links to key reports, white papers and other research on homeland security and how marine terminals play a key role.
Brookings Institution: "Protecting The American Homeland."
Rand: "'Seacurity': Improving the Security of the Global Sea-Container Shipping System."
Unisys White Paper: "A Safe Commerce Blueprint: Securing Your Inbound Supply Chain."
Sen. Fritz Hollings (D-SC) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) letter to GAO Comptroller General David M. Walker citing concern that the Bush administration is failing to adequately address port security mandates.
General Accounting Office report: "Container Security: Expansion of Key Customs Programs Will Require Greater Attention to Critical Success Factors."
Bureau of Customs and Border Protection report: "ACE & Modernization: Overview of Key Features For the Trade."
American Association of Port Authorities' comments on Coast Guard's maritime security regulations.
Congressional Research Service: "Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations – Background and Issues for Congress."
The Port and Maritime Security Act.
U.S. Coast Guard site on homeland security.
Port of Oakland: Facts and figures.