For a coastal community, maritime security is important.
Just yesterday, I was at a maritime safety meeting where the topics centered on natural disasters and how the maritime industry would respond. Any state or local jurisdiction with maritime industry as part of their commercial enterprise needs to pay attention to this important segment of their economy.
One way to do that is by attending an event like the Maritime Security East Conference being held next March. I have attended and spoken at one of these events and it is a good way to connect with a broad range of companies and agencies with a stake in the maritime sector. Better yet, they have this policy, complimentary registration for all active duty U.S. Military (Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marine Corps), law enforcement and first responders.