2019 DHS/FEMA Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Announced

Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Opportunity PSGP provides $100 million to help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness, improve port-wide maritime security risk management, and maintain or reestablish...
This new tool provides analyses of “ocean neighborhoods” and is expected to revolutionize the way data are analyzed & delivered to ocean businesses, scientists, governments & students. (Courtesy of NOAA and Twitter)

New NOAA OceanReports Tool Brings Ocean Data to Your Fingertips

A new web-based interactive tool for ocean mapping and planning created by NOAA and the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), is giving everyone from ocean industries...
"Innovative solutions that improve our guests’ total experience – including the final step of clearing Customs in a fast, secure, frictionless process – is Royal Caribbean’s way of the future," added Captain Thomas Hinderhofer, Royal Caribbean’s Director of Cape Liberty Cruise Port and Miami Cruise Terminal A. (Courtesy of Royal Caribbean)

Royal Caribbean Cruises Adds MFace Biometrics for Quick Debarkation

IDEMIA, in cooperation with Royal Caribbean, and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Entry/Exit Program, which was recognized in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program for Excellence in Homeland Security,...
Early on 17 June 2017, the United States Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippine-flagged container ship, about 80 nautical miles southwest of Tokyo, Japan, killing seven sailors, Fire Controlman 2nd Class Carlosvictor Ganzon Sibayan, Gunner's Mate Seaman Dakota Kyle Rigsby, Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., Sonar Technician 3rd Class Ngoc T Truong Huynh, Gunner's Mate 2nd Class Noe Hernandez, Yeoman 3rd Class Shingo Alexander Douglass, Personnel Specialist 1st Class Xavier Alec Martin. (Courtesy of the US Navy)

Navy Drops Criminal Charges in USS Fitzgerald Collision that Killed 7

April 11, 2019 – In Breaking News – NPR The U.S. Navy is set to drop all criminal charges against two officers following the fatal collision that killed seven sailors aboard the...

ThayerMahan & WingmanAI Team Up on Maritime AI Initiatives

ThayerMahan, a world leader in autonomous maritime security solutions has teamed with WingmanAI, a leading developer of artificial intelligence solutions in the gaming and simulation industry, to pursue defense and maritime...
Smiths Detection delivers cost-effective and efficient solutions for security professionals and first responders across the globe facing evolving threats in environments ranging transportation networks to government buildings, from schools to public spaces, by constantly investing in new technologies and solutions.

Think You Know Smiths Detection? Find Out More Here (Multi-Video)

Every minute of every day, detection and screening technology manufactured by Smiths Detection helps to protect people and infrastructure, making the world a safer place. Smiths Detection is a global authority on...
A U.S. Coast Guard crew, a vital component of SARSAT, conducts ocean search and rescue training. (Courtesy of the USCG)

NOAA Satellites Helped Rescue 340 People in 2018 (Learn More, Videos)

The pilot of the rowboat Alba had a noble goal – to raise awareness and funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. And he was going to row 3,400 nautical miles,...
U.S.S. Michael Monsoor at the commissioning ceremony Saturday in San Diego (Courtesy of the U.S. Navy image)

USS Michael Monsoor Honors Legacy of Navy SEAL (Learn More, Videos)

The Navy’s newest Zumwalt-class destroyer, USS Michael Monsoor (DDG 1001), was commissioned Jan. 26 at Naval Air Station North Island, California. Twenty Gold Star families and four Medal of Honor recipients witnessed...
The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Leidos a $36 million contract for work on the development of torpedo countermeasure technologies for submarine defense. (Courtesy of Leidos)

Leidos to Develop Next-Gen Torpedo Countermeasures for US Navy

The US Naval Sea Systems Command has awarded Leidos a $36 million contract for work on the development of torpedo countermeasure technologies for submarine defense. Leidos will design, build, and test an...
USS Wichita (LCS 13) is a fast, agile, focused-mission platform designed for operation in near-shore environments as well as the open-ocean. It is designed to defeat asymmetric threats such as mines, quiet diesel submarines and fast surface craft. (U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin)

Navy Commissions Newest Littoral Combat Ship Wichita (Multi-Video)

The Navy commissioned its newest Freedom-variant littoral combat ship (LCS), the future USS Wichita (LCS 13), ceremony on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Naval Station Mayport, Florida, near Jacksonville, where the ship...