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GAO on Arizona Border Surveillance Technology: More Information on Plans and Costs Is Needed before Proceeding

"In 2005, the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) was conceived as a surveillance technology to create a 'virtual fence' along the border. After spending nearly $1 billion, DHS deployed SBInet systems along 53 miles of Arizona's border that represent the highest risk for...

What is SBInet? And what does it have to do with spending billions of dollars on border security?

"At least four primary areas of concern remain since the creation of the Secure Border Initiative amid its failed line of predecessors and recent program failures: (1) A lack of oversight of security contracts with defense contractors; (2) The contracts themselves favor over-spending and other abuses;...