AZBW NEWS SERVICE — "Homeport," the
official Coast Guard information site, is now operational.
Coast Guard said in a release that its Homeport site will be its
official information technology system for maritime security. It said
that the site was created to provide information and services to the
maritime community and the public over the Internet.
Homeport will be used by Coast Guard Federal Maritime Security
Coordinators as a primary means for the day-to-day management and
communication of port security matters with Area Maritime Security
Committee members, commercial vessels, and facility owners and
operators, government partners, and the public.
It will afford instant access to information necessary to support
increased information- sharing requirements among federal, state,
local, and industry decision makers for security management and
increased maritime-domain awareness.
Homeport, a publicly accessible Internet site, will provide its
users with current maritime- security information. It will also serve
as its communication tool designed to support the sharing, collection
and dissemination of sensitive-but-unclassified information to
targeted groups of registered users within the port community, the
Coast Guard said.
Homeport meets critical mission requirements in support of the
Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 for sharing security
information, the Coast Guard and has the potential to revolutionize
the way it communicates with the public, its partners, and maritime
stakeholders, the Coast Guard said.
For more information regarding Homeport and the requirements for
becoming a registered user, visit the Homeport Web site at