Amergent Techs Inc. (AT) has been awarded a contract to develop a 2020 Homeland Security Strategic Plan for the San Diego Unified Port District. The two-year contract has a total value of $101,500.

Under this contract, Amergent Techs will provide strategic planning services to the Port, reviewing and updating its strategic plan. Some of the pervasive and asymmetrical threats that the Port will aim to mitigate, include improvised explosive devices (IED), Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive devices (CBRNE), cyber threats, and Unmanned Air Systems (UAS).

The Port of San Diego Harbor Police are the leading resource in the Port region for Preventative Radiological Nuclear Detection (PRND); however, this threat must be approached with a full understanding of the multiple jurisdictional authorities in the Port’s area of responsibility as well as a full understanding of legal authorities in the region’s federal, state, and local jurisdictions. A thorough assessment of CBRNE preventative roles in the Port region will be examined throughout the development of this Plan.

The Port District has five member cities: Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, and San Diego. The District’s jurisdiction covers waterfront property within these cities as well as approximately 2,500 acres of land and 3,400 acres of water. The Port of San Diego protects the Tidelands Trust resources by providing economic vitality and community benefit through a balanced approach to the maritime industry, tourism, water, and land recreation, environmental stewardship, and public safety.