Saturday, October 3, 2009

Dept Homeland Security Releases $380 Million for Port Security

The Department of Homeland Security has released $380 million for port and transit security.

"U.S. seaports are in line for another $150 million in federal security grants that can be used for worker identification measures and other projects, as part of $380 million in new Recovery Act grants released Sept. 23 by the Department of Homeland Security.

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano said the funding includes $72 million for transit agencies that can be used to beef up security in stations, high-density tunnels and for bridges. That comes at a time when security alerts have gone out this week for mass transit systems, after the arrest of suspects reportedly planning a terrorist attack."
Source: The American Journal of Commerce (see the rest of the article here).
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