$78 Million More in Recovery Act Funds Going to Airport Security Tech

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Jun 3, 2010 — Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano on Wednesday announced approximately $78 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding for airport security technology projects. Most of the money goes to four airports for specific projects, while $6.9 million in ARRA funds are being spread across 60 airports for the installation of over 250 reduced-size Explosives Detection Systems (RSEDS), which are used to detect explosives in checked baggage.
The four largest single awards go to:
  • San Diego International Airport: $28.3 million for the installation of an inline baggage system.
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: $26.6 million for the installation of two inline baggage screening systems.
  • Little Rock National Airport: $11.5 million for the construction of an inline baggage screening system.
  • Salt Lake City International Airport: $4 million to expand its closed circuit television (CCTV) system.

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