06/09/2008 - DHS awards a five-year contract for upgrade of its primary situational awareness and information sharing portal for state and local partners, the Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN).
03/27/2008 - A bill (H.R. 1392) designed to track the use of homeland security grant money was included in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) appropriations bill, which became law (P.L. 110-161) in December. The provision requires that homeland security grant recipients submit quarterly reports describing the nature and amount of each expenditure made using grant funds. This information will be published and made available to the public on the DHS Web site.
03/24/2008 - 4 The percent of cargo containers that were targeted for manual inspection at foreign ports because of red flags raised during screening but were never examined. Reasons for the oversight include difficulty getting to the container and refusals by the host government to cooperate.