$307,500 PSGP Funding for Hueneme Port
The Port of Hueneme announced that it will receive more than $307,500 in funds from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Fiscal Year 2016 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). The funds will provide multi-functional applications protecting critical port and regional infrastructure from terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness, improve port-wide maritime security risk management, and maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency as well as enhance the response capabilities of our regional law enforcement partners.
Said President of the Board Dr. Manuel Lopez, “The Port is proud to be a recipient of these critical funds through the Port Security Grant Program administered by the U.S Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). These funds will enable our port to invest in systems that enhance our capabilities to deter and respond to activities not in our best interest and allow us to provide a safer and more secure port.”
“The Port of Hueneme is vital to the economic well-being of Ventura County and Southern California,” said Congresswoman Julia Brownley. “I am pleased to announce that the Port of Hueneme will receive this critical homeland security funding to ensure safety and security at the Port.”
"This funding comes at a critical time as we continue to partner with our community law enforcement partners to ramp up security and maximize the safety of the citizens we serve," said Port of Hueneme CEO & Port Director Kristin Decas. "A special thank you to Congresswoman Brownley, who has been most instrumental in leveraging the legislation necessary to ensure all ports receive essential funding for important security projects." Port Chief of Operations John Demers commented, “The Port continually strives to maintain robust cyber security protocols in order to stay ahead of potential threats. These security funds will be put to good use in maintaining these standards.”