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.

NY: NY City receives $29 million to combat radiological & nuclear attacks

New York: DHS said it would award New York City approximately $29 million in grants through the Securing the Cities (STC) initiative to prevent a radiological or nuclear attack on the metropolitan area by enhancing regional capabilities to detect and interdict illicit radioactive materials.