Making Our Ports a Priority

Erickson, Don
March 2008
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Mar2008, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p58
Trade Publication
The article offers information about the Port Security Grant program established by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security with the funding from the Security Industry Association (SIA). It is stated that the goal of the program is to provide funds for port facilities to strengthen security. To rectify the said program, the Congress passed the Security and Accountability for Every (SAFE) Port Act which depicts a $400 million fund for port security for five years.


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