February 2, 2009
DHS/TSA Awards $600,000 Grant to Public Transit ISAC
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Transportation Security Administration will allocate $600,000 to fund the Public Transit Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) during Fiscal Year 2009. While the funding of ISAC is not new, this will be the first year the money comes from DHS.
The monies will come through TSA’s Office of Transportation Sector Network Management, the office responsible for overseeing and supporting the development and implementation of security strategies and policies for each of the transportation modes, including public transportation. The continuation of this funding ensures ISAC’s effective integration with the ongoing collaborative DHS/TSA/Mass Transit Sector Coordinating Council effort to advance a model information sharing environment accessible to and supportive of all mass transit and passenger rail agencies nationally.
ISAC collects, analyzes, and distributes critical cyber and physical security and threat information from government and numerous other sources on a round-the-clock basis. As the designated sector coordinator, APTA is the primary organizer behind bringing the public transportation community together to work cooperatively on these issues.
For more information on this grant, contact Greg Hull at email@example.com.