Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Long Beach Security Grant

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of Long Beach will be able to boost security at its seaport, thanks to a nearly $4.2 million grant from the US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.

“Maintaining security here is of vital importance to our local economy and the nation’s economy, and the Harbor Commission is appreciative of the federal funding for this effort,” said Tracy Egoscue, president of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.

The grant will be used for security system maintenance, along with expanding and enhancing physical and cyber security capabilities at the nation’s second-busiest seaport.

“These funds are critical to maintaining our robust security program,” said Mario Cordero, executive director of the Port of Long Beach. “We are able to service and replace critical systems to keep our harbor safe from a wide variety of threats. We are thankful to our partners at the US Coast Guard and the Federal Emergency Management Agency for their continued support.”