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Technical Requirements – Paper must be at a minimum of 10-12 pages (the Title and Reference pages do not count towards the minimum limit). – Scholarly and credible references should be used. A good rule of thumb is at least 2 scholarly sources per page of content. – Type in Times New Roman, 12 point and double space. – Students will follow the current APA Style as the sole citation and reference style used in written work submitted as part of coursework. – Points will be deducted for the use of Wikipedia or encyclopedic type sources. It is highly advised to utilize books, peer-reviewed journals, articles, archived documents, etc. Format of Research Paper 1. Title Page (APA format) 2. Abstract (150-250 words, no quotes or paraphrases. This is your “elevator speech” of the research) 3. Introduction (Research Question and Hypothesis) 4. Literature Review (Note this is not an annotated bibliography but a Literature Review) 5. Methodology – don’t simply state qualitative methodology. 6. Analysis & Findings 7. Conclusion and Recommendations 8. Reference list Course Objectives: – CO-1: Analyze the following as they pertain to Port Security Management; the Global Transportation System, the concept of Economic Dependency on Maritime Transportation, and the Maritime Transportation Security Act, 2002. – CO-2: Explain the following; specific security challenges in the Port Maritime Environment, Risk Management activity, Components of Port Security Planning, and Asymmetric Warfare, Megaports Initiative, and the Secure Freight Initiative. – CO-3: Describe the following; Access Controls, Physical Security, the SMART Port Security Act, the SAFE Port Act, and the Small Vessel Security Strategy. – CO-4: Examine Vessel and Cargo Operations, the current terrorism threats to port maritime operations, Access Controls and Physical Security Issues in the Port Facility, and Safety and Emergency Management measures including continuity of operations. – CO-5: Assess the importance of Port Management Security including cyber security, emerging threats and collaboration between AMSC members.