Presentation on theme: "The U.S. Merchant Marine and America’s Maritime Security"— Presentation transcript:
1The U.S. Merchant Marine and America’s Maritime Security Owen J. DohertyMaritime AdministrationDirector, Office of Security
2WHAT ARE WE PROTECTING? Maintain our way of life, economic prosperity. Security is an All Hands Evolution *Maximize stakeholder input- Balance Commerce vs. Security * Risk-based Approach * Performance-based StandardsOne of the key challenges is balancing security with the increased volumes of cargo forecasted.
3Public/Private Information Sharing Supports the optimization & security of the transportation systemCongestionFuture FreightOur transportation system is at risk to keep up with the growthInformation Sharing provides means to optimize the transportation systemNatural or man-made disruptions stress the transportation system and our economic securityPrivate industry is our “eyes and ears” to detect anomalies in the transportation systemGovernment to Industry information assist to optimize the transportation system and RECOVER from disruptions
4Department of Transportation Mission SafetyMobilityEconomic ViabilityFast, Safe, Efficient, and convenient transportation at the lowest cost consistent with National Objectives
5Supply Chain Security and Productivity Integrated SystemTransparencyAccountabilitySupply chain security and productivity need to be harmonized where feasible.Condition and performance of the transportation system to optimize cargo flowVs.Transparency for security and ability to detect anomalies
6Supply Chain Components ProducersDistributorsRetailersCustomersSupply chain is more developed and complexNeed to reach back to cargo originContainers are no longer staffed at the portTransportation and Logistics Service Providers
7Domain Awareness People Cargo Conveyances Partnerships Air Land Sea SpaceCyberAwarenessPreventionProtectionResponseRecoveryPolicySystems
9Principles of the National Strategy for Maritime Security Preserving the freedom of the seasFacilitate and defend commerceFacilitate the movement of desirable goodsand people across our bordersGuiding PrincipleMaritime security is required to preserve freedom of the seas andFacilitate global commerce and prosperity andProtect the Ocean’s natural resources andUphold civil liberties and the rights guaranteed under to ConstitutionSince all nations benefit from this collective security, all nations must share in the responsibility for maintaining maritime security by countering the threats in this domain.
10Work ForceTraining: USMMA, State Maritime Academies; Union SchoolsJobs: Employment up; LNG Jobs
11National Security Commercial Mobility Need for both is a vital interest of the United StatesThe logistics support to Combatant Commanders depends on the commercial fleet for sustainment of forcesOur economic security is dependent on a healthy US Merchant FleetWork force development is the foundation along with policies to support the growth of our industryProvides manpower for the Government owned contractor operated surge fleetHighly trained-skilled mariners for safe vessel operation– protect the environment
12Strong U.S. Flag Merchant Marine Global PartnershipsStrong U.S. Navy/U.S. Coast Guard