Boeing wins security pilot

Boeing Co. was selected by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to implement a Department of Homeland Security Operation Safe Commerce pilot program. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Operation Safe Commerce is a federally funded initiative to improve the security of cargo entering U.S. ports and reduce threats to the supply chain. More than 6 million cargo containers enter the United States by sea each year.

Boeing is already working on a similar pilot for the Port of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

The Boeing pilot program will extend tracking to commerce on U.S. highways and railways to ensure the integrity of the containers through the entire supply chain. The company's container cargo security system will integrate a physical security and virtual layer of security into a single capability that can be used by both government and commercial users of the supply chain, Boeing said.

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