DHS Announces the Expansion of the Securing the Cities Program to Los Angeles/Long Beach Area [October 15, 2012] [open pdf - 156KB]
On October 15, 2012, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced the expansion of the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office's (DNDO) Securing the Cities (STC) program to the Los Angeles/Long Beach area. The STC program is designed to enhance the nation's ability to detect and prevent a radiological or nuclear attack in cities facing the highest risk. 'Countering chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats requires a coordinated, whole-of-government approach,' said Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano. 'The Securing the Cities program is a key component of the Department's efforts to protect our nation by enhancing our ability to detect and interdict illicit radiological and nuclear weapons or materials in major metropolitan areas.' As part of the STC program, the Los Angeles/Long Beach area will receive a direct grant of $1 million and an additional $500,000 in training support, and will be eligible to receive additional funding pending Congressional appropriations to build a region-wide, robust nuclear detection capability."
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/