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Volpe_Center_HIGHLIGHTS.pdfVolpe Center assists Mexico with Vessel Tracking
In support of US NorthCom and the US DoD Counter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office and in collaboration with the US Embassy in Mexico and SEMAR (Mexican Navy), Volpe Center engineers are providing technical expertise and system deployment
Momsen_Promotes_MDA.docUSS Momsen Promotes MDA with the Maldives Coast Guard
The guided missile destroyer USS Momsen (DDG 92) arrived at Male, Maldives, Nov. 18, to work with the island nation's coast guard in improving maritime domain awareness (MDA) within the country's vast exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
UPI_Ship released, another taken.docPirates: Ship released, another taken
As Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean released a German oil tanker with 19 Indians aboard, other pirates captured another ship with a crew that included seven Filipinos. Pirates in the Gulf of Aden set free the German-owned Marida Marguerite and its crew, held for almost 9 months after the ship's owners allegedly paid ransom.
U.S., Canada Discuss Defense Cooperation.docU.S., Canada Discuss Defense Cooperation
OTTAWA, Canada, Jan. 27, 2011 – U.S. and Canadian defense officials discussed a range of bilateral military issues during meetings. The two men also discussed the North American Aerospace Defense Command, especially the new maritime domain awareness mission assigned to the group.
dhs-mda-info-sharing-accomplishments-fy10.pdfThe Department of Homeland Security MDA & Information Sharing Accomplishments for Fiscal Year 2010
The Department of Homeland Security MDA & Information Sharing Accomplishments for FY2010 provides an excellent overview of recent efforts relating to improving MDA.

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Current Focus: MDA Architecture and Data Standards Kick-Off Meeting
by DoD EAMDA Office
March 16, 2011

The Department of Defense designated the Secretary of the Navy as the DoD Executive Agent for Maritime Domain Awareness, (DoD EAMDA). This designation establishes several management functions that the EAMDA is required to conduct, including:
  • Overseeing the execution of maritime domain awareness initiatives within DoD and coordinating maritime domain awareness policy with the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy);
  • Developing and distributing goals, objectives, and desired effects for maritime domain awareness, in coordination with the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) and the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence);
  • Identifying and updating maritime domain awareness requirements and resources for the effective performance of DoD missions; and
  • Recommending DoD-wide maritime domain awareness planning and programming guidance to the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy) and the Office of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation.

This month, the DoD EAMDA hosted the inaugural MDA Architecture and Data Standards working group tasked with developing and fielding national level information exchange products to facilitate unclassified information exchange services for non-Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) user communities. Utilizing National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) standards as the basis for developing reference information exchange package descriptions, the team leveraged the tools, training, and governance provided by NIEM to strengthen system-to-system information exchange at the data layer to support information sharing, while preserving investments in current technology and optimizing new technology development.