Monthly Archives: June 2019

House Committee to markup CFATS Bill

From Chemical Facility Security News

The House Homeland Security Committee have scheduled a mark-up hearing of HR 3256, the Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2019. The bill would reauthorize the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program for another 5 years. The new bill will also provide a number of amendments to the current bill.

To read an in-depth review of the bill, please click here and here.

Thanks again to PJ Coyle for the detailed analysis of the bill.

To read more about CFATS, click here.

TWIC Advisr App Beta Release

The TSA has released a beta version of their TWIC Advisr app. The app allows individuals to scan a TWIC using their phone. The app will scan the barcode on the back of the TWIC, or the CIN can be entered manually, and verify if the TWIC is on the Canceled Card List (CCL).

This is a huge improvement for the TWIC program and for facility personnel to verify if a TWIC is on the CCL. Previously the only way to do this accurately was to have a TWIC Reader and the supporting software to run the check against the CCL.

Click here for a link to the TWIC Advisr Beta Release presentation.