CQ Homeland Security: ‘Smart Containers’ the Intelligent Choice for DHS, Group Says

Agencies within the Department of Homeland Security often talk about building “public-private partnerships,” and cargo security is perhaps the most visible of areas in which the federal government and the commercial sector work side-by-side.

Yet a group of companies working on “smart containers” — using satellite tracking and other technologies to monitor shipping containers for tampering and other problems — say Customs and Border Protection and other agencies haven’t availed themselves of all the technological benefits that industry has produced over the last several years.