RealNews

Cash-Strapped Cities Grapple with Security Costs

For cash-strapped U.S. cities and states, this week’s heightened national threat alert level has reignited concerns about costs alongside fears of a new terror attack. From overtime for police officers to extra patrols at key facilities and borders, cities nationwide must spend tens of millions of dollars each week for the additional security measures, money some local officials say they do not have. “It’s enormously frustrating,” said Randy King, spokesman for the city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, a state capital of 49,000 people near the Three Mile island nuclear power plant. “All of it costs money, lots of money, and there’s no federal reimbursement,” he said. Full Story

OODA Analyst

OODA Analyst

OODA is comprised of a unique team of international experts capable of providing advanced intelligence and analysis, strategy and planning support, risk and threat management, training, decision support, crisis response, and security services to global corporations and governments.