A very special thank you to everyone that participated in the Maritime Security West Long Beach Program this week. 

 All presentations will be availabe to all particpants shortly.  We will email you with the login information.

Maritime Security 2013 West will bring together public and private stakeholders from all levels to discuss, learn and collaborate on strategies and technology use in mitigating security threats posed to the maritime domain.

Maritime Security 2013 West is set to one of the most exciting and informative program of its kind.  With so many best practices, programs and perspective to share, this program will be forward looking and educational.  It is also the perfect setting for very effective networking and relationship building.

Maritime Security 2013 West will also host an exhibition of 20 companies that have highly relevant solutions and past performances in securing the maritime domain.  Click here to visit the Exhibitors Page




Jenkins USCG Sector Los Angeles - Long Beach Duong Anh Duong, SES
Caldwell Kip Louttit Captain James Kipling (Kip) Louttit, USCG (Retired)
Executive Director
Marine Exchange of Southern California


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The Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise Framework Program Office will demonstrate shared government program service offerings packaged for reuse and available through the DI2E Storefront.  The DI2E Storefront is hosted through the Ozone Widget Marketplace enabling sharing of government program office capabilities.  You must attend to see the demo and briefing. 



DHS Science & Technology, Maritime Security Division in cooperation with SRI International presents the Maritime Security Technology Program (MSTP) Coastal Surveillance System (CSS).  Built on an innovative open source platform, the CSS allows stakeholders at all levels to have access to critical data and information.  From AIS and radar feeds to cameras and sensors, the CSS allows real time information sharing in an unclassified setting anytime, anywhere.  By integrating highly robust naval sensors and data fusion capabilities, the MSTP provides the most comprehensive maritime domain awareness available and will set a new standard for maritime information sharing.

The demonstrations conducted in small groups of 20 or less will allow government entities to learn about the most cost effective and robust system to assist them in their information sharing needs.  For solutions providers, this demonstration allows them to understand the immense opportunity for them to integrate their data into the system and potentially partner with DHS S&T in the deployment of the system.

Please read the following article by Thomas Tomaiko that will give great insight into the program and it's objectives:  Reality Check: Balancing the Need to Enhance Maritime Security While Maximizing Legitimate Use of the Maritime Domain

The Plugfest
A “Plug Fest” is an industrial best practice for proving interoperability. It establishes an opportunity and environment for technology providers, system developers, and operators to examine interoperability per a chosen set of standards and integration patterns. The intent for the Coastal Surveillance System plugfest is to demonstrate interoperability between diverse systems, technologies, and data sources. The CSS Enterprise provides embedded rich data sharing as a result of the integration without burden to service consumers or providers.

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Built in 2011, the Port of Los Angeles, in partnership with the State of California Emergency Management Agency, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center was developed as the country’s first Maritime Training Center specifically designed to train state and local law enforcement personnel.

Conducted in small groups of 20 or less, this tour will give maritime law enforcement professionals the opportunity to see and learn about the most robust and accredited training program available on the west coast tailored specifically for maritime law enforcement. 

  • CAPT. James D. Jenkins, Commander, USCG Sector LA - LB will give opening keynote address
  • Information sharing panel to feature Steve McPartland of the ReCom and Supervisory Agent of Border Patrol, Ted Sexton, Homeland Security Division Chief of LASD, and Ashley Anderson, the Director of the Los Angeles Fusion Center.  This discussion will be lead by former Assistant Secretary of DHS, Rob Riegle.
  • Small vessel threats panel to address the realities of small vessel threats including the panga boat that have been major issue in Southern California. 
  • LA/LB information sharing and collaboration panel to present the Regional Coordinating Mechanism (ReCoMs), the Situational Awareness Network (SAN) and the Long Beach Virtual Port System.
  • Underwater detection and response panel to address dive mapping, advanced sonar technologies and 3-D imaging underwater inspection system.  This panel will also address response protocals and best practices in addressing underwater IEDs and hazmats. Also presented will be the FBI underwater response program.
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police will present their Border Integrity Program and their Signalis Radar System used to detect and track small boats on the US and Canadian Border
  • The law enforcment use of non-lethal weapons panel will highlight the LA - LB efforts on crafting non-lethal weapons policies.  This panel will also highlight the advances in non-lethal weapon technology for maritime application. 
  • The radiological and nuclear detection panel will highlight one of the most robust rad-nuc detection programs in the country. 
  • Stephen L. Caldwell, Director, Maritime Security and Coast Guard Issues, Homeland Security and Justice Team, U.S. Government Accountability Office will present the GAO's perspective on the last 10 years of the MTSA.  


  • U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters
  • U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Area Command
  • U.S. Coast Guard Eleventh District
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office Headquarters
  • U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate
  • U.S. Department of Defense
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector LA - LB
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Columbia River
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Guam Police Dept.
  • Texas Park and Wildlife Department
  • Los Angeles Port Police
  • Long Beach Port Police
  • San Diego Port Police
  • Port of Long Beach
  • Port of San Diego
  • Maritime Coordination Center
  • Marine Exchange of Southern California
  • LA County Sheriff's Division of Homeland Security
  • California Emergency Management Agency
  • The Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Canadian Dept of National Defense
  • U.A.E. Navy
  • Army Research Lab

What our past participants have said about Maritime Security 2013


 “The Maritime Security 2013 East conference offered a great combination of maritime security topics that were of interest to participants from a variety of disciplines.  Each session offered up to date information on current issues and programs that impact maritime security professionals in the public and private sector.”  Mark Dubina, Director of Security, Tampa Port Authority

"Attendance at the HS Outlook Maritime Security 2013 East Conference in St. Petersburg , Florida, was informative and on point as to the omnipresent risks and potential threats to the American Homeland, and to the many people who ply our waterways, ports, and littoral seas. Topics from human trafficking, to for-profit smuggling, drug interdiction, piracy and terrorism were covered in detail by the best experts in maritime security. Lessons learned, and the intimate setting, allowed for meaningful interaction and the creation of new alliances between individuals, industries, and government agencies. I have not found a more useful forum to advance my company's position in the Maritime Security industry."  Bruce A. Seibert, Co-founder/Business Development Manager, ASSIST Aviation Solutions, LLC

“The conference was operationally focused, with the right mix of government, local ports and law enforcement, as well as industry. These are important stakeholders for us, and we value the partnerships we create and grow at these events.” Robert Gauvin, Executive Director of the Office of Commercial Vessel Compliance, (CG-CVC) at U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters

"The Maritime Security East 2013 was inspiring. The content and caliber of the discussions was excellent and led to numerous parallel topics permitting the audience to engage on multiple levels. As an executive of a supplier to the industry, I was very impressed with the accessibility to senior level decision makers. I would encourage other industry professionals to consider attending this and similar events in the future." Andrew Finn, President, Commercial Division Fraser Optics Corporation

“This has been a good show for us. We had an opportunity to see how our Scanter 6002 radar integrated into the MSTP CSS. It was a very successful demonstration.” Jim Moore, Director, Radar Systems, Terma North America

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