Secretary Napolitano Announces $42 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Explosive Detection Systems at Three Airports [August 7, 2009] [open pdf - 43KB]
This United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Press Release highlights Secretary Napolitano's announcement that three more airports in the United States will receive Recovery Act Funding for Explosive Detection Systems. More specifically, "Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced approximately $42 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for the construction of new inline baggage handling systems at Sacramento International Airport (SMF), Honolulu International Airport (HNL) and Kahului Airport (OGG)--projects designed to streamline passenger check-in and improve explosives detection capabilities. 'Recovery Act projects are utilizing the latest science and technology to secure our country while creating jobs locally. These new inline explosives detection systems will strengthen airport security and streamline the baggage screening process,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'Using Recovery Act dollars for these important security enhancements in Hawaii and California will infuse funds directly into the local economies and create more jobs for Americans.'"
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