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The risk-mitigation value of the Transportation Worker Identification Credential : a comprehensive security assessment of the TWIC program

Author: Heather WilliamsKristin Van AbelDavid MetzJames V MarroneEdward Wei-Min ChanAll authors
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) is one of multiple measures that the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) introduced to enhance security at U.S. ports. Anyone with unescorted access to a secure area at an MTSA-regulated facility, vessel, or outer continental shelf (OCS) facility must have a TWIC. Congress established TWIC to help prevent transportation security incidents. TWIC's  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Williams; Kristin Van Abel; David Metz; James V Marrone; Edward Wei-Min Chan; Katherine Costello; Ryan Michael Bauer; Devon Hill; Simon Véronneau; Joseph C Chang; Ian Mitch; Joshua Lawrence Traub; Sarah Soliman; Zachary Haldeman; Kelly Klima; Douglas C Ligor; Rand Corporation. Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center.; Rand Corporation.
ISBN: 1977403409 9781977403407
OCLC Number: 1162197132
Notes: "HSOAC, Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center."
Description: xxiii, 285 pages : illustrations ; cm
Contents: Introduction --
Background on the TWIC Program and Maritime Facilities --
Previous GAO and OIG Concerns About the TWIC Program --
Security Threats to the Maritime Environment --
The Risk-Mitigation Value of the TWIC STA --
TWIC Use at Maritime Facilities --
TWIC's Limits in Addressing Risks to Maritime Security --
A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of the TWIC-Reader Rule Requirements --
Alternative Models and Redundancies --
Conclusion --
Appendix A: Port and Facility Interviews --
Appendix B: Permanent and Interim Disqualifying Criminal Offenses for TWIC --
Appendix C: MSRAM in Relation to the TWIC Program --
Appendix D: The Status of GAO and OIG Recommendations --
Appendix E: A Detailed Analysis of TWIC User Fees --
Appendix F: Rationale for a Break-Even Analysis --
Appendix G: Detailed Estimation of Costs and Benefits.
Responsibility: Heather J. Williams, Kristin Van Abel, David Metz, James V. Marrone, Edward W. Chan, Katherine Costello, Ryan Michael Bauer, Devon Hill, Simon Véronneau, Joseph C. Chang, Ian Mitch, Joshua Lawrence Traub, Sarah Soliman, Zachary Haldeman, Kelly Klima, Douglas C. Ligor.

Abstract:

The Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC®) is one of multiple measures that the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) introduced to enhance security at U.S. ports. Anyone with unescorted access to a secure area at an MTSA-regulated facility, vessel, or outer continental shelf (OCS) facility must have a TWIC. Congress established TWIC to help prevent transportation security incidents. TWIC's primary function is to establish that the holder has passed a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) security threat assessment (STA); the TWIC card can also serve as identification. Each secure area at each regulated location must maintain an access control program and verify three things at every access point: identity, presence and validity of the TWIC card, and whether the person has a business purpose at that facility. Currently, facilities are required only to conduct visual verification of the TWIC card, either at each time of entry or at time of enrollment into a facility physical access control system (PACS). A pending regulation, which we call the TWIC-reader rule, would require that any high-risk facility electronically inspect the card and, using biometrics, match it to the holder. The governing legislation requires that an assessment of TWIC determine the program's value in mitigating the risk of terrorism and crime at ports. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security commissioned the Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center to complete that comprehensive assessment. In this report, the authors establish factors that increase or decrease TWIC's security value and determine what TWIC's value would need to be to offset the costs of establishing further access control requirements for facilities.

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