The Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) of 2002 created new regulations for certain facilities located in ports and along waterways. These facilities were working toward compliance with the TWIC Final Reader Rule (FRR) that was issued on August 23, 2016. The anticipated deadline for installation and validation by the US Coast Guard (USCG), with a two-year window for inspections, was August 23, 2018 for all impacted sites.
There has been much controversy since the FRR was issued in 2016. Below are a few important highlights:
Convergint Business Development Manager and TWIC expert Darin Dillon has compiled a guide to the challenging Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) legislation. Download it below.
Convergint provides strategic planning, consulting, assessment, design, integration, and services to ensure ongoing TWIC regulatory compliance for its customers. These solutions include:
- Physical Access Control System (PACS)
- TWIC registration engine
- TWIC certificate manager for authenticating and integrating to the canceled card list
- Enrollment readers
- Fixed readers
- Portable readers
We suggest you engage a Convergint security professional who is highly involved in the industry and engaged with the regulators.