Contractor Design Leaked In Border Surveillance Procurement

Law360, New York (April 5, 2012, 8:42 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security accidentally leaked proprietary technical data about a contractor-designed surveillance tower while soliciting contracts for video surveillance on the U.S.-Mexico border, but said Thursday that the release had been contained and would not affect contractor competition.

The solicitation seeks proposals to upgrade a Remote Video Surveillance System in Arizona and possibly in Texas. The cameras are part of the DHS' attempt to replace the Boeing Co.-designed “virtual fence” envisioned in its Secure Border Initiative Network, or SBI Net, procurement, which was...
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