Encrypted Tracking System (ETS) Integration for Maryland Natural Resource Police (NRP) and the Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG) [open pdf - 6MB]
From the abstract: "Maryland has significant critical infrastructure and key assets specific to the maritime environment that must be protected. The Port of Baltimore is located along the shores and branches of the Patapsco River. [...] It is also vital to the economic stability of the United States: terrorist attacks on any of these assets would destabilize the security and economy of the country. Protecting the Chesapeake Bay watershed and its critical infrastructure and key assets requires a coordinated unified response from law enforcement agencies working together to deter, detect, and respond to maritime security events. The Maritime Tactical Operations Group (MTOG) was created in 2005 in an effort to coordinate Maryland s maritime tactical assets to prevent, respond to, mitigate and recover from any potential maritime terrorist event. The MTOG is comprised of federal, state and local agencies working together in a task force style operation, focusing on standardization of training, equipment, and operational procedures to achieve tactical interoperability within the marine environment. For example, training each operator within the task force to know and understand the equipment that other members are using will ensure a seamless transfer of gear, if needed."
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC): http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/