DHS Backs Off Ultimatum In Border Surveillance Bids

Law360, New York (April 9, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Friday requested proposals for surveillance systems along the U.S.-Mexico border, though it backtracked on a previous vow that it would scrap the project if it did not receive strong enough bids.

The agency published a request for proposals for stationary towers equipped with surveillance cameras and radar, as well as related command and control center equipment, for use by U.S. Border Patrol.

The solicitation comes more than a year after the federal government canceled the Secure Border Initiative Network,...
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