Welcome to Maritime Security East


Maritime Security 2014 East is the second installment of the Maritime Security East program series, building upon the successes of last year’s inaugural conference in St. Petersburg, FL. As the eighth maritime security conference hosted by Homeland Security Outlook since 2011, Maritime Security 2014 East furthers a commitment to address the needs of governments, law enforcement, and critical infrastructure to counter the challenges of securing coastlines, inland waterways, and their critical infrastructure.

Maritime Security 2014 East provides discussion and collaboration on strategies and technologies to counter maritime security threats encountered by governments, law enforcement, and port/terminal owners and operators. Interactive workshop sessions are designed to give all conference participants the actionable knowledge on how to better secure their maritime areas of responsibility, mainly by stressing the importance of collaboration, efficiency, and best practices. Each of the conference workshop topics will be addressed by relevant perspectives of those who have implemented successful strategies and technologies in their maritime security operations. Exhibitors will display relevant solutions to conference participants, ensuring that all participants remain informed of the latest in trends and technologies.


  • Plymouth Dept. of Marine and Environmental Affairs
  • Connecticut State Environmental Conservation Police
  • Massachusetts Port Authority
  • Massachusetts Environmental Police
  • Boston Police Department
  • Massachusetts Environmental Police
  • U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Science & Technology
  • State of Maine Department of Marine Resources
  • Jacksonville Sheriff's Office
  • Greater LaFourche Port Commission
  • U.S. Navy NCAGS
  • North Hempstead Harbor Patrol
  • U.S. Army Research Lab
  • Saco, ME Police Department
  • DHS Domestic Nuclear Detection Office
  • U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Delaware State Police
  • Rhode Island Dept. of Env. Management
  • New Hampshire State Police Marine Patrol
  • Massachusetts State Police, Marine
  • U.S. Coast Guard First District
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Boston
  • U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island
  • U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection HQ
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection Air & Marine
  • Mass Bay Lines
  • GDF Suez Energy North America
  • Massachusetts Dept. of Fire Services
  • NYC Office of Emergency Management
  • Town of York, ME


massportMassport is one of the largest seaports on the Eastern seaboard. In 2013, Massport marine facilities processed more than 382,000 cruise passengers, 51,000 automobiles, and 193,000 TEUs of containerized cargo. Massport is hosting registered attendees of Maritime Security 2014 East on a unique security tour that will highlight the port's security technologies and best practices. Each Tour participant will get to tour Massport's security operations center and hear a brief on the new security and surveillance system in addition to their bus tour of the port facilities.  Tour groups will depart by coach from the Boston Marriott Burlington (conference venue) on March 10 at 12:15 PM and 2:45 PM. Each group is limited to 50 people. Reservations to secure space on the security tour are required, and all participants will be vetted by Massport. TOUR IS NOW FULL AND CLOSED


DHS Science & Technology, Maritime Security Division, in cooperation with SRI International, present the Maritime Security Technology Program (MSTP) Coastal Surveillance System (CSS).  Built on an innovative open source platform, the CSS allows stakeholders at all levels to have access to critical data and information.  From AIS and radar feeds to cameras and sensors, the CSS allows real time information sharing in an unclassified setting anytime, anywhere. By integrating highly robust naval sensors and data fusion capabilities, the MSTP provides the most comprehensive maritime domain awareness available and will set a new standard for maritime information sharing. Thomas Tomaiko of DHS Science & Technology Directorate will present the CSS, give an update on the deployment and the use of the system at the CBP Air and Marine Operations Center and present the opportunities for technology vendors to integrated into the platform.  


  • Captain John O'Connor to lead the discussion on the collaborative response of the maritime law enforcement community to the Boston Marathon Bombing. 
  • CDR Anne Morrissey to lead the discussion on the successful preparation and response to Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey ensuring security and the timely restoration of maritime commerce and transportation.
  • John Fetterman of NASBLA will lead a panel of marine law enforcement leaders from MA, CT, RI, NH, and ME on building a national standard for law enforcement boat operation training.
  • Cheryl Peters of Customs and Border Protection will present the new Small Vessel Reporting System.
  • Phil Smith of USCG Sector Boston along with Plymouth Harbormaster Chad Hunter will present on the newly implemented Operations Focused Lens Program in Plymouth Harbor in building awareness and securing of potential boat launch sites for criminals and terrorists.
  • Brett Rouzer of USCG Cyber Command, April Danos of AAPA/Port Fourchon and Louis Noriega, former CIO of Port of Miami will give insight and ideas for building cyber resiliency from the government level to the operational port level.
  • Captain Angel Montanez will present the new Boston Radiological and Nuclear Detection Program that is supported by DHS DNDO (Domestic Nuclear Detection Office)


OConnor CAPT John O'Connor, Commander, Sector Boston, U.S. Coast Guard Danos April Danos, Director of IT, The Greater Lafourche Port Commission, AAPA Information Technology Committee Chair
Popiel Captain Anthony Popiel, Chief, Response Division, U.S. Coast Guard First District chas8 Charles J. McCarthy, JD, Program Manager, John A. Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, U.S. Department of Transportation
lawless Joe Lawless, Director, Maritime Security, Massachusetts Port Authority, Chairman, Security Committee, AAPA Tomaiko Thomas Tomaiko, Maritime Security Program Manager, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Science & Technology Directorate
Rouzer Brett Rouzer, Chief of MCIKR Protection, U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command, DHS NCCIC Liaison Officer CBAKER Lt. Colonel Chris Baker, MA Environmental Police



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