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www.maritimeprofessional.com Maritime Professional 15 government.” 2. Deepen International Engagement because “Security of our homeland begins far from our shores.” 3. Strengthen and expand DHS-related security assistance internationally, con- sistent with U.S. government security and foreign assistance objectives and work closely with the governments of

Canada and Mexico to enhance North

American security.

The main source of hope comes from the U.S. private sector itself, which without federal funds, developed tech- nology to support not only the security mission of DHS but also the improve- ment in business bottom-line benefits.

Independent of DHS, private industry has developed shipping containers with- out doors; composite construction con- tainers; freezer boxes without the need of on-board refrigeration or shipboard power; hazmat containment containers, gondola containers that can carry liquid, solids, and even ore up to 500 tons of copper ore; vacuum containers and more (Cakeboxx, LLC, Aurora, Oregon,

WWW.CAKEBOXX.COM). Also without fed- eral funding the private sector has developed sensors to allow detection of even shielded highly enriched uranium (HEU) within the container at costs affordable to shippers and carriers.

These U.S.-invented radiation sensors (ConSearch, LLC, Bluffton, South

Carolina) will appear in Europe in 2011 as a component of a newly introduced

European Datacomm's CSD, called the

EDC77(WWW.EUROPEANDATACOMM.COM).

In addition to new radiation sensors, newly developed and currently-used sensors detect temperature, humidity, vibrations, access through any area of the container and more. And contrary to government pronouncements that the ability to detect and alert authorities to

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