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Maritime Security
Lexington Institute, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Mines and Underwater IEDs in U.S. Ports and Waterways (scroll to page 106)
Naval War College Review, Winter 2008 (.pdf file).

Supply Chain Security: Examinations of High-Risk Cargo at Foreign Seaports Have Increased, but Improved Data Collection and Performances are Needed
Government Accountability Office, January 2008 (.pdf file).

Maritime Security: Federal Efforts Needed to Address Challenges in Preventing and Responding to Terrorist Attacks on Energy Commodity Tankers
Government Accountability Office, December 2007 (.pdf file).

The Question Marks Over Europe's Maritime Security
Security and Defence Agenda, 08 November 2007 (.pdf file).

Is Port Security Funding Making Us Safe?
Veronique de Rugy. The Audit of Conventional Wisdom, MIT Center for International Studies, November 2007 (.pdf file).

Maritime Security: The SAFE Port Act: Status and Implementation One Year Later
Stephen L. Caldwell. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, 30 October 2007 (.pdf file).

Cargo Screening: The Heritage Foundation's Research
The Heritage Foundation, 26 July 2007.

Small Boats, Big Worries: Thwarting Terrorist Attacks from the Sea
James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 11 June 2007 (.pdf file).

Safety & Security of Liquefied Natural Gas
Hearing before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, 07 May 2007.

Maritime Security: Observations on Selected Aspects of the SAFE Port Act
Stephen L. Caldwell. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Border, Maritime and Global Counterterrorism, House Committee on Homeland Security, 26 April 2007 (.pdf file).

Maritime Security: Public Safety Consequences of a Terrorist Attack on a Tanker Carrying Liquefied Natural Gas Need Clarification
Government Accountability Office, February 2007 (.pdf file).

Maritime Security: Potential Terrorist Attacks and Protection Priorities
Paul W. Parkomak and John Frittelli. Congressional Research Service, 09 January 2007 (.pdf file).

Port Security Task Force Report
The Port Authority of NY and NJ, December 2006 (.pdf file).

Maritime Terrorism: Risk and Liability
Michael D. Greenberg et al. RAND, 16 October 2006 (.pdf file).

Maritime Security: Information-Sharing Efforts Are Improving
Stephen L. Caldwell. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Government Management, Finance, and Accountability, Committee on Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives, 10 July 2006 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security: Coast Guard Operations - Background and Issues for Congress
Ronald O'Rourke. Congressional Research Service, 01 June 2006 (.pdf file).

The Need for CFIUS Reform to Address Homeland Security Concerns
Daniella Markheim. The Heritage Foundation, 24 May 2006 (.pdf file).

After Dubai Ports: Getting CFIUS Reforms Right
Daniella Markheim and James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 17 May 2006 (.pdf file).

Complete Cargo Inspection and Port Security Grants Do Not Promote Homeland Security
Alane Kochems and James Jay Carafano. The Heritage Foundation, 03 April 2006 (.pdf file).

Port Security: The Needs are Urgent!
John A. Panneton. Navy League of the United States, April 2006.

Cargo Container Inspections: Preliminary Observations on the Status of Efforts to Improve the Automated Targeting System
Richard M. Stana. Testimony before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 30 March 2006 (.pdf file).

The Economic Costs of Disruption in Container Shipments
Congressional Budget Office, 29 March 2006 (.pdf file).

The U.S. Ports Controversy - The Politics of Fear and Maritime Security
Sam Bateman. Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, Singapore, 17 March 2006 (.pdf file).

Statement of Dr. James Jay Carafano
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, 09 March 2006 (.pdf file).

The Continued Vulnerability of the Global Maritime Transportation System
Stephen E. Flynn. Statement prepared for the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, U.S. House of Representatives, 09 March 2006.

Statement of Dr. James Jay Carafano
Testimony before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, 03 March 2006 (.pdf file).

The DP World Controversy and the Ongoing Vulnerability of U.S. Seaports
Stephen E. Flynn. Testimony before the Committee on Armed Services, U.S. House of Representatives, 02 March 2006.

DP World and U.S. Port Security
Randall Beisecker. Center for Nonproliferation Studies, March 2006. Posted on the Nuclear Threat Initiative website.

The FBI's Efforts to Protect the Nation's Seaports
U.S. Department of Justice, March 2006 (.pdf file).

Port Insecurity? On the Dubai Port Deal
Alex Alexiev. National Review, 21 February 2006.

Port Security Is Still a House of Cards
Stephen E. Flynn. Far Eastern Economic Review, January/February 2006. Posted on the Council on Foreign Relations website.

Evaluating the Viability of 100 Per Cent Container Inspection at America's Ports
Susan E. Martonosi, David S. Ortiz and Henry H. Willis. Reprint of Ch 12 of The Economic Impacts Of Terrorist Attacks, 2006. Posted on the RAND website (.pdf file).

Protecting the Nation's Seaports: Balancing Security and Cost
Jon D. Haveman and Howard J. Shatz, eds. Public Policy Institute of California, 2006 (.pdf file).

Testimony of Richard L. Skinner
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Management, Integration and Oversight, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 16 December 2005 (.pdf file).

Risk Management: Further Refinements Needed to Assess Risks and Prioritize Protective Measures at Ports and Other Critical Infrastructure
GAO Report to Congress, December 2005 (.pdf file).

Think Inside the Box
Stephen E. Flynn and Lawrence M. Wein. The New York Times, 29 November 2005.

Is Port Security Spending Making Us Safer?
Veronique de Rugy. American Enterprise Institute, 07 September 2005 (.pdf file).

Combating Nuclear Smuggling: Efforts to Deploy Radiation Detection Equipment in the United States and in Other Countries
Gene Aloise. Testimony Before the Subcommittees on the Prevention of Nuclear and Biological Attack and on Emergency Preparedness, Science, and Technoloy, Committee on Homeland Security, U.S. House of Representatives, 21 June 2005 (.pdf file).

Key Cargo Security Programs Can Be Improved
Richard M. Stana. Testimony Before the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate, 26 May 2005 (.pdf file).

Planning a Sea-borne Terrorist Attack
Lawrence A. Husick and Stephen Gale. Foreign Policy Research Institute, 21 March 2005.

Cargo Security: Partnership Program Grants Importers Reduced Scrutiny with Limited Assurance of Improved Security
Report to Congressional Requesters, March 2005 (.pdf file).

Container Security: A Proposal for a Comprehensive Code of Conduct
Ola Dahlman et al. Center for Technology and National Security Policy, National Defense University, January 2005 (.pdf file).

Summary of Challenges Faced in Targeting Oceangoing Cargo Containers for Inspection
Richard M. Stana. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, 31 March 2004. GAO (.pdf file).

Evaluating the Security of the Global Containerized Supply Chain
Henry H. Willis and David S. Ortiz. RAND, 2004 (.pdf file).

Homeland Security:  Preliminary Observations on Efforts to Target Security Inspections of Cargo Containers
Richard M. Stana. Testimony before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives. General Accounting Office, 16 December 2003.

Securing America's Borders While Safeguarding Commerce
Robert C. Bonner. Heritage Lecture #796. Heritage Foundation, 12 September 2003.

Container Security:  Expansion of Key Customs Programs Will Require Greater Attention to Critical Success Factors
General Accounting Office, July 2003.

Cargo Security
Michael E. O'Hanlon. Testimony before the Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, 20 March 2003.

Not Yet All Aboard But Already All at Sea Over the Container Security Initiative
Irvin Lim Fang Jau. Journal of Homeland Security, November 2002.

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