White House posts its maritime awareness plan

The White House has posted the National Maritime Domain Awareness Plan which promotes global maritime security and prosperity through improved governance to support the effective understanding of the maritime domain.

The Maritime Domain is all areas and things of, on, under, relating to, adjacent to, or bordering on a sea, ocean, or other navigable waterway, including all maritime-related activities, infrastructure, people, cargo, vessels, and other conveyances.

The plan promotes sustaining favorable conditions for global maritime security and prosperity through maritime intelligence integration. It emphasizes the need to improve the government’s ability to appropriately share maritime information, including intelligence, law enforcement information and all-source data from the public and private sectors. 

The plan serves to unify and support efforts to enhance domain awareness, advance decision-making and provide the best possible setting to make maritime information appropriately available to all members of the Global Maritime Community of Interest (GMCOI). Additionally, the Plan acknowledges fiscal constraints and establishes priorities of effort consistent with those constraints.

Read the plan here.

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