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1 1 Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness A National Coordination Office Mr. Gary Seffel, Director (Acting) March 2009

2 2 Global Maritime Situational Awareness Commercial Routes

3 3 Definitions Maritime Domain Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Maritime Situational Awareness

4 4 Who We Are A multi-agency office responsible for effective access to maritime information and data critical to building situational awareness Vision: Global maritime information exchange to improve decision making

5 5 Directives and Plans for MDA NSPD-41/HSPD-13 National Security Directive 41 / Homeland Security Presidential Directive 13, Dec The National Strategy for Maritime Security, Sept The National Plan to Achieve MDA, Oct Interagency Investment Strategy, May National Concept of Operations for MDA, Aug

6 6 Strategic Approach Relationships –Foster partnerships –Promote recognition of shared interests, benefits, challenges of information sharing Policy –Advance policies to improve sharing, use, and dissemination of maritime related information and data –Identify and align core standards, business processes and resource investments Technology –Develop a blueprint to make maritime information available, searchable & distributable Forge a culture of collaboration

7 7 Desired Outcome Vision: Global maritime information exchange to improve decision making Maritime Information Exchange

8 8 Current Initiatives Technology Policy Relationships MDA Executive Steering Committee Board Information Sharing Sub-committee Science &Technology Sub-committee Private sector Sub-committee Interagency Investment Strategy MDA Executive Steering Committee Board Information Sharing Sub-committee Science &Technology Sub-committee Private sector Sub-committee Interagency Investment Strategy Information Sharing Hubs (Cargo/People/Infrastructure) Architecture Management Hub Information Sharing Hubs (Cargo/People/Infrastructure) Architecture Management Hub Maritime Safety and Security Information System Spotlight on the Caribbean IALA.Net Network Maritime Safety and Security Information System Spotlight on the Caribbean IALA.Net Network Embassy / Attaché Briefs Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium Embassy / Attaché Briefs Global Maritime Information Sharing Symposium

9 9 OGMSA in Latin America Spotlight on the Caribbean –JIATF-S –SOUTHCOM and NAVSOUTH Maritime Safety and Security Information System VRMTC-A/Brite etc.

10 10 MSSIS = VRMTC-A Virtual Regional Maritime Traffic Center - Americas: regional system with the ability to detect, track, identify, display, and share information on shipping and maritime traffic. Will integrate MSSIS and AIS based networks Will focus on sensor integration and data fusion technologies necessary to build an actionable regional maritime Common Operation Will provide analysis data Will provide information sharing collaboration environment

11 11 MSSIS

12 12 Maritime Safety & Security Information System Enables nations to advance their maritime interests by openly sharing AIS data that is: –Unaltered- Near real-time –Inter-governmental- Web-based –Encrypted- Password-protected Data from shore-based, waterborne and airborne receivers is shared globally

13 13 MSSIS Proven Simple Inexpensive A foundation for data sharing among nations

14 14 Common Issues Organize Crime Piracy Drug Trafficking Illegal Migrants Terrorism Arms Smuggling Illegal Fishing Environmental Issues

15 15 Questions? LT Kat Pabon, USCG OGMSA Outreach & Coordination Branch (202)

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17 17 Policy Monitor & Coordinate policy implementation –Assessment tools & metrics –Work plans and progress reports Promote information sharing best practices –US government boards, committees and councils –Evaluation of existing processes –Educational outreach –Policy recommendations

18 18 Technology Support the design of a global information sharing network –Multi-agency committees and work groups –Research and development initiatives –Multi-agency, international & private sector partnerships Implementing technology reveals policy challenges

19 19 Overview Maritime Awareness The Office of Global Maritime Situational Awareness OGMSA Strategic Approach Maritime Safety and Security Information System

20 20 What IS Hubs are Consortium of Partners Unity of Effort What they do* Facilitate Information Sharing Support information sharing barrier resolution Recommend information sharing standards What IS Hubs are Consortium of Partners Unity of Effort What they do* Facilitate Information Sharing Support information sharing barrier resolution Recommend information sharing standards What IS Hubs are not Analysis or fusion center Unity of Command What they do not do Control Data Access Serve as Data Storehouse/Repository Develop a COP What IS Hubs are not Analysis or fusion center Unity of Command What they do not do Control Data Access Serve as Data Storehouse/Repository Develop a COP Definition: An association of stakeholders with interest and/or expertise in a specific area of informationcargo, vessel, people, infrastructureestablished to facilitate improved awareness, availability, quantity and sharing of maritime related data and information. Information Sharing Hubs MDA Stakeholder Board Executive Steering Committee MDA Stakeholder Board Executive Steering Committee Info Sharing Sub-cmte Info Sharing Sub-cmte Barrier Resolution Working Group International Agreement Working Group * Not an exhaustive list The hub is a starting position until policy, process and technology are in place Cargo CBP Cargo CBP People CBP People CBP Infrastructure DHS Infrastructure DHS Vessel ONI Vessel ONI Architecture DON Architecture DON

21 21 MDA Enterprise Architecture Source: MDA CONOPS Publish only the data you want to share at each level of security/access control Subscribe to data from wide range of data repositories worldwide Search & discover the data/services you need for each decision Define your own operating picture so data makes sense for your mission Communicate/collaborate across the global maritime community of interest

22 22 Maritime Awareness: So What? Discover common opportunities Build trust and cooperation Solve common challenges


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