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The private and public sectors share responsibilities for the antiterrorism effort, each with specific roles, the head of corporate security for one of the world's largest oil companies told members of ASIS International's Houston chapter last week. While military and law enforcement are charged with the common defense, the private sector must bring strong prevention, detection and documentation measures to the effort, said Del Mitchell, corporate security director for Citgo Petroleum Corp.

Speaking at the monthly ASIS Houston chapter meeting, Mitchell gave a sobering assessment of the existential terrorist threat to critical infrastructure in the U.S., citing the importance of layered security and hardened facilities, physical and electronic protection, and accurate and reliable reporting systems. While acknowledging that new government demands for increased security raise costs, Mitchell, a 20-year veteran of the FBI, emphasized the importance of compliance with Department of Homeland Security initiatives such the Transportation Worker Identity Card (TWIC) program and the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS), as well as provisions of the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA).

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