|PORT SECURITY OPERATIONS CONFERENCE & EXPO|
Welcome to the PORT SECURITY OPERATIONS CONFERENCE & EXPO 2014– Miami, Florida
PSOCE – MIAMI, Florida will be hosted at Hyatt Regency Hotel, in Miami, Florida from March 18th to 20th.
The 2014 program will feature some of North America’s most knowledgeable maritime security experts from major ports, private terminals, government departments, and private security solution providers. Conference participants will discuss many topics including global trends in port and maritime security, regulatory impacts, security training, TWIC, and best practices for supply chain security and resilience.
PSOCE – MIAMI, Florida developed out of a need for professional development and technical education in the area of maritime security and has made a significant contribution to the exchange of information and best practices over the course of the past seven years. The conference is a forum for practical discussions on how to most effectively implement security in a port environment. Getting the regional picture and any recent initiatives is of great interest to our delegates, as is the evolving regulatory framework that affects millions of seaport workers.
Part I - Alexander R. Mrazik Jr., Branch Chief, Transportation Infrastructure Security, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA Grant will give a wrap-up of the FY 2013 grant cycle and new information about the FY 2014 grant cycle as well as where we stand right now. Mr. Mrazik will also discuss the look ahead to FY 2015 and the proposed National Preparedness Grant Program (NPGP).
Mr Mrazik will introduce Mr Mel Vanterpool, who covers port grantees in Florida.
The FEMA Team will open the floor to an interactive, question and answer session, looking for comments, recommendations, and feedback on the program. It will be an informal session, with no set agenda.
Moderator: Dean Hovey Smith
Alexander R. Mrazik Jr.Branch Chief, Transportation Infrastructure Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA Grant Programs Directorate Preparedness Grants Division
Mel Vanterpool Program Analys tPort Security U.S. Department of Homeland Security
FEMA Grant Programs Directorate
The Port Security Operations Conference & Expo is the premier source of security information sharing for the security sector.
A working program is currently available to view. Please stay tuned for our Final Program which will be available soon.