The Transportation Security Administration
(TSA) announced the second round of port security grants
and the Operation Safe Commerce (OSC) grants. The port security grants totaling almost $170 million were awarded to 199 state and local agencies and private companies. The OSC grants totaling $58 million were awarded to the ports of Seattle/Tacoma, Los Angeles/Long Beach
, and New York/New Jersey. The Grants List
contains details of the awards. The press release also states that the Container Security Initiative (CSI) is being expanded to the Middle East, Turkey, and Malaysia and that an additional $75 million in port security grants will be awarded utilizing funding from the FY 2003 supplemental budget.