The Homeland Security Department on December 14 announced that $253 million in grants is available to high-risk metropolitan transit systems under the Transit Security Grant Program. The money is assigned for equipment and training, which in recent years has included information technology items such as perimeter security systems, surveillance systems, and interoperable communications. The grant awards are part of Congress’ annual appropriations for preparedness and critical asset protection. “This year’s guidance focuses on maximizing efficiency while prioritizing risk in awarding grants to strengthen our nation’s transportation security,” the DHS Secretary said in a statement. Eligible recipients include owners and operators of bus, ferry, and passenger rail systems. Applications are due February 18

DHS Critical Infrastructure Webinar Reschedyled

Due to weather conditions in the Washington, D.C. area, the Critical Infrastructure Resilience: The Next Frontier Homeland Security Webinar scheduled for Monday, December 21, 4:15-5:15 PM EST has been rescheduled. The Webinar will be held January 6, 2010 from 3:00-4:00 PM EST. If you previously signed up to participate, you are automatically registered for the new time.
Wednesday, January 6, 3:00-4:00 PM (EST)

Critical Infrastructure Resiliency: The Next Frontier in Homeland Security

Presenter: Rand Beers, Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate

Under Secretary Beers will discuss the Infrastructure Protection mission and the important role of resiliency. He will address the complex interdependencies and important steps the Department of Homeland Security and its partners are taking to protect our nation’s critical infrastructure.

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