The Supply Chain Solutions unit of BSI Group has been awarded a contract by the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate to create a protocol that will aid in the screening of cargo at U.S. ports. BSI will work with DHS engineers in a project designed to integrate data with new detection systems, using BSI's proprietary intelligence on cargo disruption and terrorism. The aim, said the company, is to better identify high-risk containers. BSI will draw on its experience in supply-chain security to help determine whether the new approach for assessing risk is an improvement over current practices in container screening. BSI maintains a continuously updated, non-governmental proprietary database, which includes cargo-disruption analyses for more than 200 countries, information on cargo-theft exposure, country-risk analysis and terrorism threats to in-transit shipments. The BSI Group partners with some 66,000 organizations in 147 countries, from a network of 50 offices worldwide.
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