The Port of Oakland is scheduled to receive more than $3.5 million in federal port security grant funding for three security projects during the current fiscal year. Oakland was successful in attracting funding for all three of the security projects it proposed.
The projects include expansion of Oakland’s geospatial security mapping system and geographic information system, augmentation of the port’s CCTV system and expansion of the emergency operation center’s technological capabilities and addition to the port’s fiber optic network to expand communications service and provide system redundancy.
The total budget for all three projects is $4,725,000. The federal share of the total is $3,543,750, and the port’s share is $1,181,250.
Executive Director Omar Benjamin said the funding is essential for development of Oakland’s critical security initiatives that serve port workers, neighboring communities and the port’s business partners.