Janet Napolitano, Homeland Security Department secretary, announced the Transportation Security Administration will received $35.4 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The new funding is expected to pay for next-generation explosive threat detection baggage handling systems and new surveillance technologies among other equipment to improve security.
"These state-of-the-art technologies will bolster security for travelers across the country," Secretary Napolitano said in a statement.
"Infusing Recovery Act funds into critical airport projects will create jobs while making Americans safer."
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