Protecting our nations ports port security risk and resource management system a dhs science and technology center of excellence solution balancing competing needs at ports the operation of our nations ports depends on carefully balancing competing needs maintaining the security of these bustling economic . Whos protecting our ports there are no internationally agreed upon minimum supply chain security standards barry hochfelder september 19 2014 join thousands of fellow followers login or register now to gain instant access to the rest of this premium content its no secret that the worlds ports play a key role in the movement of goods . Ports of entry particularly sea ports are viewed as one of the most defenceless targets for a terrorist attack in response to this perceived vulnerability a number of port security initiatives have been implemented both on both a domestic and international level. Protecting our nations ports contributed by jane frantz and rachel vandenberg in november of last year we were invited by the port of long beachs program management team to share with its staff our perspective and knowledge of resilience planning. Designed to protect americas ports and waterways from a terrorist attack with 95 percent of our nations international cargo carried by ship port security is critical to ensuring our nations homeland and economic security secretary of homeland security tom ridge said
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