The San Diego Unified Port District recently awarded Amergent Techs Inc. a two-year, $101,500 contract to review, assess and update its Homeland Security Strategic Plan.
“We are proud to have earned the confidence of the port to provide a strategic risk assessment and determine mitigation strategies for the entire port complex,” said Jessica Whipple, Amergent Techs Vice President of Operations.
Amergent Techs will help the port develop a comprehensive strategy that encompasses a multitude of threats that will require technical expertise, such as the use of improvised explosive devices, Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive devices, cyber threats, and Unmanned Air Systems. AT will also work with the Port of San Diego Harbor Police and the harbor district’s five cities in the region.
“With their intimate knowledge of the San Diego maritime community and their experience in maritime security, the Port of San Diego is pleased to bring Amergent Techs on board,” said Chief Mark Stainbrook of the port’s Harbor Police, the port’s the leading resource for Preventative Radiological Nuclear Detection. “Their team will work hand in hand with our port stakeholders in developing this critically needed strategic plan.”