June 23, 2004
Loy gives National Cago Security Council a 'call to action"
Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Admiral James Loy called on the National Cargo Security Council (NCSC) to continue "to work together as partners" and maintain "unprecedented levels of vigilance" in the ongoing war against terrorism. Adm. Loy addressed attendees last week at the 2004 Annual Conference and Exhibition of NCSC,.
The NCSC describes itself as "the leading independent coalition resource of industry and government representatives combating all types of crime in the supply chain.
In accepting the distinguished award, which was given last year to Adm. Loy, Maj. Gen. Jackson stated that the logistics successes of recent conflicts would not have been possible without real-time visibility of Automatic Identification Technologies, especially active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), developed by the private sector.
Maj. Gen. Jackson emphasized that "knowing the location of your stuff" was mission critical. He said that technologies enabling the military to gain near real-time visibility of its supplies, as well as research being conducted at the Oak Ridge National Research Laboratory, where he currently is Director for Logistics Transformation in the National Security Directorate, also have natural applications for the commercial sector.
NCSC National Leadership Award - Rear Admiral Richard Bennis (USCG) Posthumously
NCSC National Government Leadership Award - John Harris, Transportation Security Administration, DHS
NCSC National Industry Leadership Award - Patty Senecal, Vice President, Transport Express; Scott H. Smith, President, Alpha Cargo Technology, Inc.; Western States Cargo Theft Association; Barry Wilkins, Managing Director, Managing Director, Pinkerton Consulting & Investigations, Inc.
NCSC National Law Enforcement Award ("Top Cop") - Pamilia Stratton, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigations -- NCSC Special Leadership Recognition Award - Erik Hoffer, President, CGM Security Solutions, Inc.
NCSC Lifetime Achievement Award - John Albrecht, Vice President, Transport Security, Inc.; Jim Harris, Owner, Jim Harris Investigations
NCSC National Media Leadership Award - Joe Callahan, Ocala Star Banner (Ocala, FL); Tom Zambito, New York Daily News (New York City, NY)
NCSC 1st Annual Award of Recognition - Outstanding Regional Council/Task Force - 2003; Florida Commercial Vehicle & Cargo Theft Task Force; Florida Sheriffs Association, Florida Dept. of Law Enforcement, Florida Highway Patrol, TOMCATS, Florida Dept. of Transportation, Motor Carrier Compliance