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DoD saving CBP's bottom line

A Defense Department program to share military equipment with federal, state and local agencies could ease budget pressure at the Homeland Security Department. Already, Customs and Border Protection has used military drones and radar-equipped airships to track drug smugglers and human traffickers.

Tags: CBP , DHS , DoD , GAO , budget , Paul Stockton , Candice Miller , Richard Stana , Mark Borkowski , House Homeland Security Committee , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:38pm EST

Border Security

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Tags: technology , border security , Secure Border Initiative , Greg Giddens , DHS , john macdonald , CBP , judge david neal , pt wright , US-VISIT , elaine dezenski , Jim Flyzik , Tom Trezza , Unisys

Wednesday - 07/26/2006, 12:26pm EDT

SBINet Executive Director Mark Borkowski explains reassessment of program

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a departmentwide reassessment of the $6-to-8 billion SBInet program.

Tags: technology , Homeland Security , Mark Borkowski , Boeing

Wednesday - 01/27/2010, 07:06pm EST

Analysis: Virtual fence 'fundamentally flawed'

A string of technical glitches and delays has put the virtual fence in jeopardy. Two months ago, Napolitano ordered a reassessment of the project that has thus far cost the government $672 million.

Tags: contracting , technology , Boeing , DHS, Management , Command Consulting Group , Steve Atkiss , CBP , Dorothy Ramienski

Monday - 03/22/2010, 09:41am EDT

Concern voiced about virtual fence

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano testifies about her most recent factfinding visit with Mexican officials, and also about the status of a Bush Administration-ordered "virtual fence", which many in government now consider an expensive failure.

Tags: management , contracting , DHS , Janet Napolitano , John McCain , drug cartels , Mexico , virtual fence

Monday - 03/01/2010, 06:36am EST

Carney: SBInet may get one more chance

The GAO reports DHS has not effectively managed key aspects of SBInet testing.

Tags: contracting , Congressional Spotlight , Congress , technology , Boeing , Chris Carney , DHS , Management, Investigations, and Oversight , mngt

Friday - 03/19/2010, 10:40am EDT

Secure Border Initiative on shaky ground

While the SBINet isn't all it was cracked up to be, the Chair of a House Homeland Security Subcommittee says parts have been a smashing success.

Tags: contracting , technology , security , Loretta Sanchez , DHS , CBP , GAO , House Homeland Security Committee , Boeing , Secure Border Initiative ,

Wednesday - 09/23/2009, 01:26pm EDT

DHS renews SBINet contract with Boeing despite shortcomings

DHS and Boeing understand that they must show successes in 2010 or risk major changes to the initiative. Lawmakers express frustration over lack of progress after three years, $1.1 billion.

Tags: contracting , technology , Mark Borkowski , Richard Stana , Bennie Thompson , Loretta Sanchez , Christopher Carney , DHS , CBP , GAO , House Homeland Security Committee , Boeing , Timothy Peters , Secure Border Initiative ,

Friday - 09/18/2009, 07:04am EDT
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