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Maritime Security: Progress Made in Implementing Maritime Transportation Security Act, but Concerns Remain
GAO-03-1155T: Published: Sep 9, 2003. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 2003.
After the events of September 11, 2001, concerns were raised over the security of U.S. ports and waterways. In response to the concerns over port security, Congress passed the Maritime Transportation Security Act in November 2002. The act created a broad range of programs to improve the security conditions at the ports and along American waterways, such as identifying and tracking vessels, assessi...