Assessment of Performance Measures for Security of the Maritime Transportation Network, Port Security Metrics: Proposed Measurement of Deterrence Capability   [open pdf - 438KB]

"This report is the third in a series describing the development of performance measures pertaining to the security of the maritime transportation network (port security metrics). The development of measures to guide improvements in maritime security is particularly timely, as large sums of money are currently being devoted to security, while attempts to create meaningful performance-based indicators applicable to ports continue to present a challenge. Where measures do exist, it is important to continually refine them by refining assumptions to more accurately reflect the real world. Ports and the surrounding harbor towns or cities where ships take on or discharge cargoes are composed of several facilities that serve as points of entry or departure for maritime cargo transport. As such, ports are a key component of the supply chain for both civilian and military cargo and personnel. Ports serve to maintain commerce and play a significant role in the nation's force projection capability." Note: This document has been added to the Homeland Security Digital Library in agreement with the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC) as part of the PASCC collection. Permission to download and/or retrieve this resource has been obtained through PASCC.

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