GAO: DHS port radiation detection may end up $1 billion over budget

In a briefing for lawmakers and staff on Tuesday, the Government Accountability Office estimated the cost of the Homeland Security Department’s program to equip ports of entry with radiation detection equipment will be $3.1 billion. That’s $1 billion more than the agency told the White House and Congress it would cost last spring.

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Senate Committee questions progress of DHS nuclear programs

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee questions the progress and future of 2 DHS programs: Advanced Spectroscopic Portal monitors (ASP) and Cargo Automated Advanced Radiography System (CAARS).

Congress questions Homeland Security’s approach to nuclear detection

[Update: See also: GAO recommends more scrutiny of ASPs]