From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: Georgia Port Authority deepwater ports set tonnage record for fiscal 2014
Date: Wed Aug 27 12:56:01 MDT 2014
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Seaport Security Georgia Port Authority deepwater ports set tonnage record for fiscal 2014
The Georgia Ports Authority has announced that its deepwater ports and inland barge terminals, which support more 352,000 jobs and generate $66.9 billion in revenue annually throughout the state, moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, three million twenty-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in Fiscal Year 2014.The port of Savannah...Read More
Metrorail to Dulles Airport receives $1.28 billion loan Rail Security
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced the closing of a $1.28 billion Transportation Infrastructure Financial Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) for construction of Phase Two of the Metrorail Silver Line extension. Work will begin at the Wiehle Avenue Station, where Phase One work ended, and includes construction of 11.4 miles of track from Wiehle Avenue to Route 772 in eastern Loudoun County, VA. Six new stations will also be constructed along the way...Read More
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Next generation phased radar systems lead to hardware improvements
Meeting the performance needs of the next generation of radar systems that will be deployed by the military is spurring the development of more efficient and sensitive hardware components to go along with the rapid advances in signal processing techniques and bandwidth. The military uses radar for many purposes, including guiding missiles to targets, directing the firing of weapon systems, and providing long-distance surveillance and navigation information. However, for the next generation of systems currently in development, the most critical requirement is the ability to successfully counter saturation attacks...Read More
CBP addresses humanitarian challenges of unaccompanied child migrants
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is dealing with multifaceted humanitarian and security issues as tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children have been arriving at the Southwest U.S. border. The most immediate problem: Caring for the children. As of mid-June of this fiscal year, CBP had apprehended more than 52,000 children at the border. Approximately three-quarters of them originated from El Salvador, Guatemala or Honduras after traveling...Read More
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DHS achieves trusted traveler program milestones
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently achieved two major milestones for its trusted traveler programs. The Transportation Security Administration Pre application program, which began in December 2013, has now enrolled more than half a million travelers. Additionally, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has enrolled more than three million users in their trusted traveler programs: Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI. Together, all of these DHS trusted traveler programs provide an improved passenger experience, while enhancing security and increasing system-wide efficiencies. "These programs enable us to facilitate and expedite travel to, from, and within the United States...Read More
Grants funded to mitigate risk among railroads hauling hazardous materials
The Federal Railroad Administration has funded two grants totaling $350,000 to support development of a Short Line Safety Institute. The Institute would help mitigate risk associated with shipping hazardous materials by rail by working to improve the culture of safety within the short line and regional rail industry while improving its overall safety record. "Nearly half of all short line and regional railroads handle some type of hazardous materials...Read More

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