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"We need to engage with the governors of Northern Liech, Twic, and Aweil East to find a better solution for these border communities," he added.
The conference agreed to compensate the families of six Arab nomads who were killed in a cattle raid last April in the Twic area of South Sudan.
Activities will include a wildflower walk with TWIC, a mini-bioblitz with Buglife, and a butterfly survey with BCS.
The TWIC program provides a tamper-resistant biometric credential to maritime workers requiring unescorted access to secure areas of port facilities, outer continental shelf facilities and vessels regulated under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, or MTSA, and all US Coast Guard credentialed merchant mariners.
(NYSE: IDN) said it has been awarded a USD137K contract to provide its TWIC Plus IM2610 identification card readers to the port of Houston in Texas.
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is taking a different line and wants the whole TWIC scheme scrapped.
She quoted a Government Accountability Office report that stated, "Eleven years after initiation, DHS has not demonstrated how, if at all, TWIC will improve maritime security."
"We are excited about customers deploying the combination of our handheld TWIC readers, the MaxIDentity Suite software and the MaxIDentity Services, our Cloud-based identity services for end-to-end TWIC solutions.
Jointly run by the Transportation Security Administration and the Coast Guard under the aegis of the Department of Homeland Security, the TWIC program set a national compliance deadline of April 15, 2009.
TSA, Coast Guard, and the maritime industry took a number of steps to enroll 1,121,461 workers in the TWIC program, or over 93 percent of the estimated 1.2 million users, by the April 15, 2009, national compliance deadline, but experienced challenges that resulted in delays.
There are exemptions to those needing a TWIC card that work in port facilities, such as that crew on cruise ships other than the captain, first mate, deckhands, etc.
The TWIC program is specifically intended to address the threats and vulnerabilities present in the transportation system and was designed to prevent unauthorized access to secure areas on airports, seaports, rail, pipeline, trucking, interposal, and mass transit facilities.