MARITIME HOMELAND SECURITY

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					 INTEROPERABILITY, BEST
PRACTICES, AND DEAD ENDS




   Captain(N) Peter Avis
Research Fellow – Dalhousie Centre
    For Foreign Policy Studies
The Sea Matters
        • Defence Overlaps with
          Security
        • Perception of Direct
          Threat
        • NSP -- 6-Point
          Maritime Security Plan
        • Culture of Prevention
        • Towards the 2010
          Olympics
       Canadian Framework for
          Maritime Security
• IMSWG – Interdepartmental Marine Security
          Working Group
• Marine Security Plan -- Four Key Activities:
     • Domain Awareness
     • Safeguarding
     • Responsiveness
     • Collaboration
Assessment   • Persistent GAPS
   2008      • NSP – only a Framework
               for eventual security
               strategy
             • Lack of Support for
               Implementation Programs
             • Interdepartmentalism still
               needs to iimprove
             • High-level, Strategic
               Think-Tanks – strategic
               pillars
Domain Awareness

        • NATIONAL Maritime
        Domain Awareness Plan


        • HFSWR Gap
        • Civilian Air Contract
             Services – National
        • Support to Polar Science
     Safeguarding


• Port Policing -- National Responsibility
• National Port Enforcement Teams
     • Intelligence and Investigation
• Canadian Security Intelligence in Foreign Ports
• Foreign Intelligence capability
                 Responsiveness
• LAW - restricts
  integrated collaboration
  on routine ops (clumsy)
• Steady-state integrated
  operations and exercises
• Coast Guard
   • Safety or Security
     Mandate?
•   Allied Approaches
–   Netherlands
–   Norway
–   Australia
               Collaboration
•   Funding envelopes closing
•   Re-energize the IMSWG (Government-willing)
•   MIMDEX – Australian system – (AMIS)
•   MSOC
•   Tactical Interoperability
•   NEED FOR INFORMATION SHARING
   Conclusion –
The Clock is Ticking
           • Increased Security
             Funding for 2010
           • Shared Security
             Mandates – interagency
             solution
           • National Security
             Strategy – build future
           • Use 2010 as a framework
             for security best practices
             across Canada