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Federal Budget Likely to Torpedo Some U.S. Cargo Security Programs

Some of the U.S. government's signature international cargo security programs are being modified and would receive less funding if Congress approves changes presented in the Obama administration's budget request for fiscal year 2011.

In the wake of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano's decision late last year to postpone implementation of a legislative mandate to scan all inbound containers at foreign ports, the Department of Homeland Security now intends to scale back the Secure Freight Initiative, and cut millions of dollars from the Container Security Initiative and Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism in an effort to make the programs more efficient.

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Some of the U.S. government's signature international cargo security programs are being modified and would receive less funding if Congress approves changes presented in the Obama administration's budget request for fiscal year 2011.

In the wake of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano's decision late last year to postpone implementation of a legislative mandate to scan all inbound containers at foreign ports, the Department of Homeland Security now intends to scale back the Secure Freight Initiative, and cut millions of dollars from the Container Security Initiative and Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism in an effort to make the programs more efficient.

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