Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Department Of Homeland Security Awards Contract To Build Security Towers Along Mexican Border In Arizona

The Homeland Security Department has awarded a $145 million dollar contract for a series of border security towers to be built along the Mexican border in Arizona.
 
Customs and Border Protection spokesman Michael Friel says the contact was given to EFW Incorporated, a government contractor from Fort Worth, Texas. Friel says the integrated fixed towers will detect, track, identify and classify suspicious activity along the Arizona border. The towers will start going up on the border later this year. No other details about the program were released. Homeland Security has been searching for several years for a combination of technology and manpower to secure the two-thousand-mile long border with Mexico. Previously a so-called virtual fence was scrapped after the technology did not work the way the government anticipated.

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