publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Using automatic identification system technology to improve maritime border security

Lindstrom, Tedric R.;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2014
  • Publisher: Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School
Abstract
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited Our coastal waters are the United States’ most open and vulnerable borders. This vast maritime domain harbors critical threats from terrorism, criminal activities, and natural disasters. Maritime borders pose significant security challenges, as nefarious entities have used small boats to conduct illegal activities for years, and they continue to do so today. Illegal drugs, money, weapons, and migrants flow both directions across our maritime borders, as vessels can quickly complete these transits without detection. To what extent could Automatic Identification System (AIS) technology improve border security ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Automatic Identification System, AIS, Coast Guard, maritime security, small boats, maritime domain awareness, Department of Homeland Security, Small Vessel Reporting System, terrorist, Customs and Border Protection, border security
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