Are Our Nation’s Ports Secure? Examining the Transportation Worker ID Credential Program

May 10, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

USCG Port SecurityWASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, today announced a full committee hearing to review the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) program. The TWIC program is a nationwide ID program intended to address security vulnerabilities within America’s ports by providing government security officials the ability to conduct background checks and verify the identity of transportation workers with access to secure port areas.

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
  • Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-N.J.)

    U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security

Opening Remarks

  • U.S. Representative John Mica (R-Fla.)

    U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
    Mica Testimony (2.57 MB)

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. John S. Pistole

    Administrator, Transportation Security Administration
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Rear Admiral Kevin Cook

    Director, Prevention Policy, U.S. Coast Guard
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security
    Cook Testimony (3.27 MB)
  • Mr. Steve Lord

    Director, Homeland Security and Justice
    Government Accountability Office
    Lord Testimony (7.35 MB)