Key West, FL, September 15, 2006 --(PR.com
)-- Centre Analytics and 07 Security CEO Alan Yarborough announce efforts to replicate Project Seahawk in foreign ports.
"Project Seahawk is a great example for how we should address the security problems facing our ports at home and those abroad." It is in our best interest as a nation to promote what works. The joint operations and technology enabled approach is the wave of the future for major security concerns. “It is a prime example of how efficiently programs can be run and how tax payer’s money can be spent wisely. Project Seahawk is the nation’s first and only collaborative counterterrorism task force set up to root out and respond to potential threats in U.S. waters and at U.S. ports, where the country is said to be highly vulnerable to terrorists and other international criminals.
Participants in Seahawk’s “unified command” include dozens of security experts from more than 50 local, state and federal agencies, as well as private-sector contractors. Every day, at an undisclosed high-tech operations center, representatives from each group meet to exchange and analyze information about ship movements in and around Charleston, the nation’s fourth-busiest container port and the second busiest on the East Coast.
Yarborough, a South Carolina native, noted that our political leadership is dedicated to maintaining full funding for the project. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) deserves much credit for his diligent work in restoring $27 million in federal funding for the Charleston port security task force.
Centre Analytics is working to promote similar programs at ports throughout the US, and at foreign ports frequently visited by US vessels. Many of these ports trans-shipment points used by vessels en-route to the United States.