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DHS IG: More work needed to improve port security program

The Homeland Security Department has improved the administration and effectiveness of its port security grant program, but funding across projects is still inconsistent, according to a new report from the department’s inspector general. In a January 2005 report, the IG made 12 recommendations to improve the port security program, which has awarded more than $700 million in five rounds of grants to U.S. ports to strengthen the security of facilities and operations. The recommendations pertained to the administration of the fifth round of grants and the program overall through revised eligibility criteria, a risk-based funding formula and other measures. Full Story

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