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Transportation Security Administration aviation security projects

On May 8, 2009, U.S. DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced initial awards of $50 million under this program, which will enable the TSA to accelerate its efforts to deploy the latest and most effective technology to airports across the country. Included in the announcement was $1,158,203.28 for the Eastern Iowa Regional Airport in Cedar Rapids. The funds will be used to purchase an explosive detection system and advanced technology X-ray unit that will streamline baggage screening and enhance security capabilities at the airport.