Thursday, May 15, 2008

 

Congressman Hal Rogers Announces $ 597,000 To Protect Kentucky's Critical Infrastructure.

U.S. Rep. Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that Kentucky is slated to receive $597,000 to protect critical infrastructure– power plants, chemical facilities, stadiums, and other high-risk assets, through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s buffer zone protection program.
“Terrorists wish to wreak the most havoc and inflict the most loss of life, economic and property destruction they can,” said Rogers. “They are on the lookout for our vulnerabilities and increasing our security measures around our state’s most critical assets keeps us ahead of their planning and plotting and might very well thwart the next possible attack.”
A variety of upgraded security measures are eligible under the buffer zone protection program including protection against explosive attacks, preparedness planning, training, equipment and exercise funding.
Rogers is the top member of his party on the House Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, which writes the federal budget for DHS, and has direct oversight of the Department’s wide-ranging security efforts.



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