DCA Becomes Charter Member of Maritime Security Council

The Dredging Contractors of America (DCA) is now a charter member of the U.S. Coast Guard’s newly established industry-led, Maritime Security Sector Coordinating Council.

Sector Coordinating Councils (SCCs) are self-organized and self-governed councils that enable critical infrastructure owners and operators, their trade associations, and other industry representatives to interact on a wide range of sector specific strategies, polices, and activities. SCCs coordinate and collaborate with Sector Specific Agencies and related Government Coordinating Councils (GCCs). The MSCC is expected to collaborate with the Maritime sub-sector of the Transportation System Sector’s GCC.

The GCC/SCC structure is established under the Department of Homeland Security’s authority to provide a forum in which the government and private sector entities can jointly engage in a broad spectrum of activities to support and coordinate critical infrastructure security and resilience efforts. The use of the SCC/GCC structure is highly encouraged in each of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors established under Presidential Policy Directive 21–Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience.

“I am pleased to be representing the Dredging Contractors of America on this important maritime industry-led Sector Coordinating Council. It is integral that the private sector U.S. maritime industry interact and cooperate with U.S. Government Coordinating Councils,” said William P. Doyle, chief executive officer and executive director DCA, said.

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The Maritime SCC will serve as the principal liaison with the Maritime Modal Government Coordinating Council (Maritime GCC) and its member federal agencies on issues pertaining to joint planning, preparedness, resilience and recovery, related to events of national significance that may affect the domestic delivery of resources through maritime means.

The charter and membership list can be found at the following link: