NCSC conference to focus on security

| Thursday, May 23, 2002

This year's National Cargo Security Council (NCSC) Conference June 13-15 in Scottsdale, AZ, will include general sessions on keeping key highways open, safe and secure.

"It's clear that the tragedy of September 11 and the lingering fears of terrorist threats have had an impact on our organization and conference this year," said Thomas F. Sheets, NCSC chairman. "We have expanded our program to cover essentially every angle imaginable in the cargo security arena, ranging from the latest technology solutions and government regulations to inspection programs and background checks."

Speakers such as U.S. Merchant Marine Administrator William Schubert, Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-SC), as well as officials from technology companies plan to attend. In addition, speakers will represent nearly all U.S. government organizations engaged in security measures, including the FBI, the U.S. Department of Transportation and other agencies.

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