The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will allocate $100m to help bolster the nation’s ports against terror attacks.
The money will go into the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) in the form of a competitive preparedness grant.
PSGP exists to protect port infrastructure from terrorism, improve ports’ maritime security risk management and enhance maritime domain awareness.
Recent terror attacks in Europe have seen multiple fatalities at major European airports. But US authorities are conscious of the potential threat to marine ports too.
Such preparedness grants aim to enhance the country’s powers of prevention, protection, response and recovery in the face of the unpredictable nature of attacks.