Office of Security

It is the mission and responsibility of this Office to develop, coordinate and oversee Agency matters related to security of the Marine Transportation System (MTS). This incorporates all issues relating to security policy, plans, operations, compliance, research, development, and exercises.

  • Global Maritime Situational Awareness
    • Cargoes
    • Vessels
    • Infrastructure
    • People
  • Data Support to analyze the Marine Transportation System
  • Maritime Warning Program for U.S.-flag vessels
  • Expertise for maritime security training, exercises, and operations
  • International Standards and best business practices

Related Links

The Office of Security has provided the following useful resources for your use.

Maritime Security Status Reports



Maritime Security Resources

External Resources


Owen J. Doherty
Director, Office of Security

Robert B. Ford
Senior Data Analyst