09/24/2008 - 204 The number of canine explosives detection teams the Transportation Security Administration plans to deploy in 2008, in addition to 426 already fielded, according to the Government Accountability Office.
09/24/2008 - Because IEDs continue to be the terrorist weapons of choice, the Department of Homeland Security is encouraging states to allocate some of its homeland security funding to counter-IED initiatives.
09/24/2008 - The Port of Houston is adapting the idea of a business district as a way to find matching funds for homeland security port grants. It offers a possible model for other localities in search of funding solutions.
09/23/2008 - DHS has asked that states allocate a portion of the year's homeland security grants for counter-IED efforts, although some are stretched thin handling the more imminent threat of natural disasters.