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ANSI-HSSP Workshop and Plenary to Focus on Global Supply Chain Security

In January 2012, the White House released a National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security as an important step in protecting the nation's ability to rely upon the worldwide network of transportation, postal, and shipping assets and supporting infrastructures that make our dynamic trade system possible.

To help clarify and strengthen this critical aspect of national preparedness, the American National Standards Institute Homeland Security Standards Panel (ANSI-HSSP) will host a workshop on September 12-13, 2012, to provide an overview of the national strategy and the status of the related work being done in the public and private sectors. The event will also serve as the ANSI-HSSP plenary meeting for 2012.

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The ANSI-HSSP Global Supply Chain Security Standards Workshop and Annual Plenary Meeting will take a close look at the current landscape as well as standardization needs and solutions for global supply chain security in the U.S., Europe, and regionally. A keynote speaker will provide an overview of the national strategy for global supply chain security and its development.

Public- and private-sector experts will then present specific perspectives on aviation and air cargo security, maritime and port security, rail and trucking security, as well as the entire end-to-end global supply chain. Anti-counterfeiting measures will also be addressed, along with standards and conformance solutions.

Roundtable sessions will enable significant attendee participation and contribution to the discussions. All ANSI and ANSI-HSSP members, constituents, and other interested stakeholders are welcome to attend.

The event will take place on Wednesday, September 12, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Thursday, September 13, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the FHI 360 Conference Center (1825 Connecticut Avenue, NW, 8th Floor - Academy Hall, Washington, DC). Attendance is free of charge, but all attendees must register by August 28, 2012, as space is limited.

For more information or to register, visit the event page.

The ANSI-HSSP provides the unique opportunity for the homeland security, emergency preparedness, business continuity communities, and other stakeholders to come together to discuss strategic approaches to current challenges, recent successes, and future outlooks. For more information on the ANSI-HSSP, visit


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