The Department of Homeland Security is seeking comments to assess the effectiveness of its Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to reduce risks for maritime facilities and vessels.

The Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center (HSOAC), a federally funded research and development center operated by the RAND Corporation, will collect information from those involved in maritime security on behalf of the DHS S&T Research and Development Partnerships (RDP) Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) Program Management Office. HSOAC will visit regulated maritime facilities and terminals and conduct interviews using a semi-structured interview method to collect information. HSOAC will analyze the information and use it to produce a public report with its research findings.

Comments can be submitted until April 8, 2019.