The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced about US$3.2 million in funding for the installation of a video surveillance system at T.F. Green Airport (PVD in Warwick, Rhode Island), designed to assist TSA's efforts to strengthen security at airports.
"This enhancement will improve security and assist with the resolution of suspicious items," said T.F. Green's Federal Security Director Joseph Salter. "The addition of new cameras will be an invaluable asset to our security efforts at T.F. Green Airport."
The $3.2 million award, which comes from fiscal 2009 funds, will enhance video surveillance systems currently in place at T.F. Green Airport. Video surveillance systems are an integral part of TSA and airport security operations, providing a high level of threat detection and enhancing emergency response and risk mitigation.
Kevin Dillon, President and CEO of the Rhode Island Airport Corporation, said, "We are pleased to have the support for this important installation at T.F. Green Airport. The TSA funding will further enhance our ongoing safety and security programs."
Video surveillance technology is used at hundreds of airports across the country, and TSA has collaborated to expand these sophisticated and integrated security networks to increase safety for airport facilities and employees.