02/29/2008 - The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds measured progress and lingering challenges in implementation of 2006's SAFE Port Act, which sets schedules and guidelines for import container screening, port facility security plans, and institution of the long-delayed Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).
02/29/2008 - Security weaknesses at U.S. ports of entry remain, two GAO reports warn, especially at land ports, where border officials often fail to follow proper inspection procedures. (Report on border security here.) (Report on sea ports here.)
12/17/2007 - A bill (H.R. 3788) introduced by Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) would require the Coast Guard to develop and implement a secure, long-range automated vehicle tracking system. The system would be used to reroute vessels and maritime cargo in case of an emergency.