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7/20/2004



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National Cargo Security Council expands certification program on anti-terrorism, theft


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Today, the National Cargo Security Council (NCSC) unveiled a newly expanded certification program offering anti-terrorism and theft training for cargo professionals in the rail, truck, air and maritime industries.

To be conducted in classrooms and online, the Certified Supply Chain Protection Professional (CSCPP) program will offer courses on business processes, federal regulations, management, technology, investigations, quality assurance and emergency responses in each transportation mode.

"Cargo theft and now terrorism are the twin threats to the safety and security of world commerce, requiring an ever-increasing level of sophistication, education and technology," said David Jones, council chairman, and corporate vice president of security and loss prevention for Tommy Hilfiger USA Inc., in a prepared statement

NCSC collaborated with private-sector and government associations, and universities and non-traditional educational organizations to develop the program, which incorporates best practices and technological advances.

"Completion of the comprehensive training program varies depending on the participant's level of experience and commitment, ranging from one to six-plus years," said Jerry Zellars, chairman of NCSC's Certification Committee and VP of sales and marketing for One ID. "A corollary goal is to help centralize and coordinate security management [because] security elements like physical security, IT and risk management are generally organized in distinct silos."


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