Regional MDA Improvement Program (RMIP)
NMIO's Regional Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Improvement Program (RMIP) is a regionally based engagement and advocacy effort to improve MDA for domestic partners in the United States and our allies, Canada and Mexico. RMIP enables federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, international, private and public partners to employ MDA resources more effectively to support maritime law enforcement, safety and security operations.
Alerts To Mariners
In December 2016, The National Security Council, Maritime Security Interagency Policy Committee approved a new U.S. Maritime Alert and Advisory System called, "Maritime Security Communications with Industry" (MSCI - MOTR Annex II). Interagency coordination under this new system began in January 2017, in accordance with the Maritime Operational Threat Response (MOTR) Plan and its Protocols, and is now reflected in MOTR Annex II. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration (MARAD) leads the industry outreach portion of this effort, in conjunction with the Departments of State, Defense, and Homeland Security, and NMIO representing the IC in our role as National Intelligence Manager for Maritime.
In addition to having the MSCI Alerts and Advisories disseminated through the National Geospatial Agency's Maritime Safety Information portal, MSCI Alerts and Advisories can also be found at MARAD's new portal.
National VOI Lexicon
This Lexicon provides rapid and readily understood categorization guidance to describe vessels that may pose a national security, law enforcement, or regulatory threat to the United States. For more information, please refer to the press release below.
National Maritime Intelligence-Integration Office Announces Implementation of the National Vessel of Interest Lexicon (Aug 2016)
To view the Lexicon, please click HERE.