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New York's Hudson river port

The Port Security Exercise Training Program (PortSTEP) was established to develop port security exercise and evaluation services and solutions for maritime and surface industry partners under our guidance and direction. In association with the U. S. Coast Guard, has assembled a Program Team to provide strategic support, planning, and analytical and technical services for the delivery of a series of port security training exercises for the transportation security community.

PortSTEP will provide forty port security training exercises between August 2005 and October 2007 through the Area Maritime Security (AMS) Committees that will include a mix of basic tabletop, advanced tabletop and functional exercises. PortSTEP will achieve several performance objectives aimed at improving the intermodal transportation industry's ability to prepare for and contend with a transportation security incident (TSI). These objectives are centered around increasing awareness, improving processes, creating partnerships, and delivering port incident training through the exercise program.