Thursday, March 27, 2014

Naval Station Norfolk Shooting Suspect Had Valid TWIC

The suspect identified today by the U.S. Navy as the shooter in Monday night's killing of a Navy sailor at Naval Station Norfolk had a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), but investigators are still looking into how he was able to gain access the base.

March 27, 2014
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Thursday, May 9, 2013
Press Releases

GAO Audit Questions TWIC Reader Pilot Program

A U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) audit of the TWIC card reader pilot program calls into question the program’s premise and effectiveness in enhancing security after the results were found...

May 9, 2013
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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Thousands of Issued TWIC Cards Won’t Work Due to an Issuing ‘Error’

Not that many of you needed another reason to hate the TWIC program, but here it comes anyway. The TSA managed to issue thousands of TWIC cards that probably don’t...

December 7, 2011
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Federal Investigators Breach Ports With Counterfeit TWICs

From day one the Department of Homeland Security’s TWIC program has faced opposition from mariners and security experts who have raised questions about its security features (like biometrics). Today the...

May 11, 2011
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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lloyd’s List – TWIC ‘US security rule is a curse on seafarers’

I am certain that there are no shortage of TWIC card ‘victims’ out there. Back in February, I posted a commentary by Dr. John A.C. Cartner (website), published in Lloyd’s...

April 21, 2011
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Lloyd’s List – TWIC ‘Identity card is US’ maritime hobgoblin’

I am certain that there are no shortage of TWIC card ‘victims’ out there, so I thought that you would all enjoy this commentary by Dr. John A.C. Cartner published...

February 16, 2011
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Thursday, February 10, 2011

DHS and the Department of State Establish Annotated B-1 Visa for Foreign Maritime Workers Applying for the TWIC

WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of State (DOS) yesterday announced the creation of an annotated version of the B-1 visa—issued to foreign citizens visiting the United States...

February 10, 2011
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Maritime Security

TWIC Update – 1 Million Now Enrolled in TWIC Program

TWIC Program Update – One million port and longshore workers, truckers and others at ports across the nation have enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Worker Identification Credential...

March 11, 2009
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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Poll – How Would You Rate The TWIC Experience

How would you rate the TWIC process? ( surveys) . How would you rate your experience getting a TWIC Card? Leave your comments below. Procrastinating? Check out our TWIC articles,...

July 16, 2008
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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Are You a Security Threat?

(Ed. note: I received a this email today and thought if worthy of sharing.) Captain Rodriguez: It’s been interesting following your and your reader’s adventures with TWIC. I have a...

May 14, 2008
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Thursday, April 3, 2008

TWIC Locations – Google Map

With the help of our friends at Vessel Trax and many hours at the computer we have taken the list of Transportation Worker’s Identification Card ( TWIC ) Enrollment Locations...

April 3, 2008
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Monday, March 31, 2008

TWIC Experience 2.0 (much better)

Four weeks ago, I had my original TWIC enrollment experience. The post is here. Today I picked up my TWIC. Last Thursday I went online to see if the card...

March 31, 2008
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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Special MAIS Podcast – TWIC

This week we bring you the real life experience obtaining a TWIC ( Transportation Worker’s Identification Card ) with Captain Kelly Sweeney, monthly contributor to Professional Mariner magazine and author...

March 30, 2008
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Ship Design

My TWIC enrollment experience – less that stellar

It comes as no surprise that we in the United States are security aware. Possible threats create new legislation on a regular basis. Today, I enrolled for my Transportation Worker...

February 26, 2008
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Saturday, February 16, 2008

Evolution Of Security – A Blog By TSA

In an unusual turn of events the TSA (United States’ Transportation Security Agency) has launched a blog! While the review on NPR‘s show “On The Media” was positive, with the...

February 16, 2008
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