Security Chief Wins International Award


The Bureau International des Containers (BIC) has announced Stephen L. Caldwell, Director of Maritime and Supply Chain Security Issues at the US Government Accountability Office (GAO), as the winner of the 2015 BIC Award in recognition of more than 30 years dedication to improving international security.

His efforts include more than a decade of focus on intermodal supply chain security and resilience.

The BIC’s Board of Directors cited Mr Caldwell’s promotion of strategic, risk-based, and cooperative container security programs on behalf of the US Government and the broader international maritime supply chain system, when making the selection.

For more than a decade Mr Caldwell has evaluated international security programmes for US Congress. 

Read a Technical Paper on securing the supply chain

He worked closely with the US Congress and federal agencies, and various other stakeholders involved in cargo container and intermodal transportation security. 

In the decade following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Mr. Caldwell provided the US Congress with almost 100 reports and testimonies on maritime and supply chain security, promoting the development and continual improvement of risk management and strategic approaches.

Giordano Guerrini, Chairman of the Board at the BIC, said: “For decades Mr Caldwell has brought true passion and dedication to supply chain security and we are pleased to show him some well-deserved appreciation.”

Fact File: Stephen L. Caldwell earned a Bachelor’s degree in political science in 1980 and a Master’s degree in public policy in 1983, both from the University of California at Berkeley, where he specialised in national security affairs. Mr Caldwell has made more than 50 appearances and presentations before the media, professionals at conferences, and students at top universities.

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