US DHS to buy airport spy cameras for $8 million

  • 12:00 AM, July 31, 2009
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Five US domestic airports will share nearly $8 million worth of new surveillance cameras. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) chief Janet Napolitano said,"“State-of-the-art surveillance technology provides another critical layer of security at our airports.These projects will inject critical Recovery Act dollars into our local economies and create sophisticated security networks designed to detect threats and aid our emergency response efforts”. DHS has spent more than 20 percent of the $3 billion assigned to it by February’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will likely have given out half the money by the end of September, according to DHS. One third of that money is alloted to the Transportation Security Administration for aviation security projects.