Dave Foster is the Homeland Security Program Manager for the Port of San Diego. He manages the Port’s emergency management, physical security, and Port Security Grant (PSGP) funded programs as well as coordinates security efforts with the Port of San Diego information security and maritime operations. Dave is active within the Area Maritime Security Committee (AMSC), serving on the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) subcommittee, as well as coordinating with the USCG Sector San Diego on homeland security related issues. Dave also serves on the MDA subcommittee for the California Maritime Security Council (CMSC), the State of California’s equivalent of the AMSC, and served on the CMSC subcommittee updating the California State Maritime Security Strategy.
The Port of San Diego encompasses a large U.S. Navy presence, cargo and cruise ship operations, sport and commercial fishing, robust recreational water activity, and a vibrant tourism industry. This diversity coupled with the proximity to the international border present challenges and opportunities for the Port of San Diego as it develops and enhances its Maritime Domain Awareness.