Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Port of Long Beach Wins FEMA Grant

By Karen Robes Meeks

The US Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) awarded the Port of Long Beach a grant of more than $4.7 million to boost cybersecurity efforts.

The FEMA Port Security Grant Program funds will go towards additional cameras and sensors around the harbor and as well as ongoing investment in the port’s fiber and wireless network infrastructure.

“Securing the Port requires state-of-the-art technology to monitor activities on land, on the water and below the water,” said Port Executive Director Mario Cordero. “This grant will help us enhance our domain awareness and maintain our readiness to protect the harbor.”

Long Beach Harbor Commission President Bonnie Lowenthal added: “Trade at the Port of Long Beach supports 2.6 million jobs around the nation, and the Harbor Commission is thankful for this federal funding that helps us ensure the smooth flow of commerce.”