Budget Request Promises New Life for ‘Securing the Cities’ – CQ Homeland Security

A battle between the Department of Homeland Security and the New York-area congressional delegation over a radiation-detection program that has lasted for years appeared to end with the Obama administration’s fiscal 2012 request.

Although DHS has argued that “Securing the Cites” — a program that has thus far provided about $93 million to New York City and the surrounding area to explore the viability of a radiation-detection network — was intended to be a three-year pilot when it was created in 2006, the budget request included $27 million to keep the initiative going.