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Following a vision and the leadership of Admiral Owen Siler, a former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant, the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) was established in 2000 to fill a capabilities gap that continues to effect law enforcement and emergency response operations on the water all across America. The NMLEA (and the International Maritime Law Enforcement Academy or IMLEA) provides education, training, exercises, consultation and resources for law enforcement personnel, emergency responders and public safety professionals, as well as for the critical infrastructure industries located on or near the maritime environment.

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THE MPS-ISAO, MARITIME ISAC, MARTIME SECURITY COUNCIL, AND NMLEA JOIN FORCES TO ADVANCE MARITIME SECURITY RESILIENCE

July 28, 2020

Kennedy Space Center, FL, July 28, 2020 – The Maritime & Port Security ISAO (MPS-ISAO), the Maritime ISAC, the Maritime Security Council (MSC), and the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA) today announced a collaborative initiative, the “Maritime Security Resilience Alliance” that has unified advancing global Maritime security resilience (physical, cyber, cognitive – disinformation/misinformation) by accelerating information sharing, coordinated response and adoption of best practice supported by education.

“Maritime global security protection requires a public and private-sector ‘whole-of-community’ effort, utilizing and leveraging the full strength of our collective knowledge, tools and technologies to address a changing and expanding threat landscape,” said Mark DuPont, Executive Director of the NMLEA. 

Together, the MPS-ISAO, Maritime ISAC, MSC, and NMLEA have integrated an all-hazards security threat intelligence common operating picture (COP) for public and private maritime owners and operators, supported by analysis, global information sharing communications and response coordination, education, training, exercises, risk management, security investigation and mitigation support, as well as maritime advocacy representation with national and international government and regulatory agencies.

“Strategic alliances such as the Maritime ISAC, MSC, MPS-ISAO and NMLEA, are essential to enabling and sustaining security resilience protection for maritime critical infrastructure owners and operators”, said Deborah Kobza, MPS-ISAO CEO. “This is a significant milestone advancing the unity-of-effort for global maritime all-hazards security threat intelligence information sharing and response coordination.’”

 

“By joining forces, the Maritime Security Resilience Alliance creates a single unified security infrastructure, engaging leadership across the maritime domain’s critical infrastructure,” said Will Watson, the MSC’s Vice President of Government Affairs. “The Alliance is a defining voice to confront security challenges and to benefit from “actionable” all-hazards global threat intelligence and provide defensive measures from information sharing, coordinated response, best practice and education.”

 

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLORIDA, US, June 16, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ -- The Maritime & Port Security ISAO (MPS-ISAO), the Information Sharing & Analysis Center (ISAC) for the global Maritime Critical Infrastructure since 2016, announced today a strategic partnership with NetFoundry™, the leader in providing networking solutions purposely-built to meet requirements for agility, cost-effectiveness, performance and security. This partnership helps support Maritime and Port owners and operators to operationalize a "Zero Trust" model for improving network security and access by the growing number of connected devices.

"Introduction to the Maritime Industry" Course released for NMIO

October 28, 2019

The National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO) has been working with its state and local law enforcement partners nationally to better integrate their efforts into the larger maritime community. This collaboration revealed the need for training to expose state and local law enforcement analysts and officers to the intricacies of the maritime shipping industry. In response to that need, NMIO, with production assistance from the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA), created a course, Introduction to Maritime Industry, for use by members of the global maritime community of interest.

 

The new course, developed in collaboration with national maritime shipping subject matter experts from the Office of Naval Intelligence and the maritime industry, features nine modules providing in-depth knowledge regarding the maritime industry:

  • Introduction

  • Maritime Transportation System

  • Port Operations

  • Ship Operations

  • Ship Types

  • Cargo Types

  • Cargo Security

  • Threats to the Maritime Domain

  • Maritime Community Information Sharing

 

The course can be accessed online for free as part of NMIO’s work to assist members of the maritime community with learning more about the complexities of the maritime shipping industry.

 

“NMIO is looking forward to many members of the maritime community using this course as a resource in the professional development of their workforce, whether that is a law enforcement officer conducting ship boardings or analysts searching for a vessel of interest carrying contraband into the U.S.,” stated Captain Ed Westfall USCG, NMIO Deputy Director.

 

NMLEA Executive Director, Mark DuPont, added, “We were excited to contribute to the safety and security of the Nation’s waterways using our PortTraining online education portal, and the skills of our staff to work with NMIO in developing this important tool.  This truly epitomizes our mantra of ‘Strength through Knowledge.’ Now, this training is available to any public safety professional to take at their own pace, anywhere in the country, at any time of day or night.”

 

About the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office

The Director of National Intelligence, in cooperation with Navy and Coast Guard, created NMIO in 2009 to advance governmental collaboration and unity of effort as outlined in The 9/11 Commission Report, formally named Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the National Strategy for Maritime Security. NMIO facilitates information sharing and collaboration across the Global Maritime Community of Interest, which consists of U.S. federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; maritime industry; academia; and our international partners. Learn more about NMIO online.

Inaugural National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Award for MDA Excellence

October 09, 2018

Mr. Lyston Lea, Principal Advisor to the Director, National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office (NMIO), presented the Interagency Maritime Domain Awareness Executive Steering Committee (MDA ESC)-sponsored inaugural National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy Award for MDA Excellence to the director of the Maritime Coordination Center (MCC) at the Port of Long Beach during the 2018 Maritime Security Conference West in San Diego, California.

 

The MDA ESC recognized the Port of Long Beach’s MCC for its efforts in expanding its work in addressing cyber issues, criminal activity and maritime information sharing. The Center provides leadership to the Los Angeles/Long Beach Department of Homeland Security Regional Coordination Mechanism (ReCoM), by providing situational awareness on a 24/7 basis. By hosting liaison officers from more than a dozen agencies and providing the Virtual Port maritime information system, it has proven itself the focal point for joint maritime law enforcement operations in Central California. The Center has successfully demonstrated its importance to the region by supporting hundreds of operations across five counties, leading to numerous successful prosecutions and the effective interdiction of illicit shipments of people and cargo prior to their arrival on our shores.

Mr. Lea stated, “it is certainly an honor to recognize the work of the Maritime Coordination Center’s work to improve maritime information sharing and collaboration on behalf of the MDA ESC.  Their work is a great example of how a port law enforcement agency, working with the maritime community, can improve security in our coastal waters. We are truly thankful for our partnership with the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy to be able to sing the praises of the Maritime Coordination Center.”

The National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy’s (NMLEA) Executive Director, Mark DuPont, added, “The NMLEA is proud to present its inaugural Maritime Domain Awareness Excellence Award to the Port of Long Beach’s Maritime Coordination Center. Through their efforts, the Center epitomizes the Academy’s mantra: ‘Strength through Knowledge’ and is worthy of recognition. Clearly, the more we know about our domain, the stronger we are. And the more we work together, the more we will know. The work of the Center is a model of cooperation and unity of effort, that has made a direct impact on the safety and security of Central California’s waterways. Bravo Zulu, as we continue onward and forward, together.”

 

About the National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office

The Director of National Intelligence, in cooperation with Navy and Coast Guard, created NMIO in 2009 to advance governmental collaboration and unity of effort as outlined in the 9/11 Commission Report, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, and the National Strategy for Maritime Security. NMIO facilitates information sharing and collaboration across the Global Maritime Community of Interest, which consists of U.S. federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; maritime industry; academia; and our international partners. Learn more about NMIO online at http://nmio.ise.gov/index.htm.​

National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy goes "Mobile"

January 24, 2018

PortTraining.Com Releases Version 3.0 Of Online Maritime Security Certification Portal 

 

Today PortTraining.com, in partnership with the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA), announced the release of the next generation of its online certification training and management system. Powered by its CourseLaunch 3.0 mobile learning management platform, the site offers self-paced and location independent Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) compliance training. Today’s release marks the transition of PortTraining from a desktop program to a fully responsive mobile application.

 

“We are very excited to be bringing PortTraining into a mobile environment for our existing ports and our most recent partner, the Port of Tacoma, Washington. After having served over 20,000 maritime professionals across the country over the last five years, we deeply understand the training demands of a dynamic and mobile workforce,” said Jon Crumpacker, CEO of CourseLaunch Technologies.

 

PortTraining’s mission is to help make America’s ports safer and more secure by bringing proven training technologies to the maritime and port environment. Currently, PortTraining offers online versions of the 33 CFR 105 Maritime Security Awareness (MSA), Security Officer (SO) and Facility Security Officer (FSO) courseware. MSA is the first fully-mobile deployed course in the series, with mobile versions of SO and FSO to follow in Q2, 2018. Additionally, with the newly formed publishing partnership with the National Maritime Law Enforcement Academy (NMLEA,) the PortTraining catalog will expand significantly in the coming year.

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