The Department of Homeland Security is backing off what was to have been a multibillion-dollar effort to build an "invisible fence" that was meant to catch drug and human traffickers with cameras, vibration sensors and other high-tech devices.
Of the projected 2,000-mile impenetrable wall of technology that the project was supposed to supply, only about 53 miles of unreliable monitoring systems were built. And the price tag for that work, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times, was in excess of a cool $1 billion.
Homeland Security is not renewing its contract with Boeing, the main contractor on the project, saying the technology hasn't yet been perfected for the high-quality monitoring that comprehensive guarding of the border requires.
Answer by pixie_trix at 4:07 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:54 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Did the previous?
Nope.. So this is another Bushism? Last I checked there is a NEW administration in office and we need to focus on what THEY are doing to protect our borders....Aren't we talking about today and future border security? Change you can believe in? Or another Bushism? Which it is?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:29 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Spending money to stop criminal activity and save lives is DEFINITELY a waste! (sarcasm) However, money spent on drunken gay sex habits, Nancy's marsh rodents and coked out monkeys is WELL SPENT! NOT!!! Check out all the "wasted" links, truly DISGUSTING!!!
Answer by agentwanda at 4:32 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:40 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Answer by DSamuels at 5:11 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Illegal immigration is DOWn under this admin.....
So is employment..... Coincidence? hrmmmmmm
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:13 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 5:15 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Answer by kittieashy at 3:55 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
Just like the contract Boeing recieved to build planes that will never be used, aren't needed and really aren't even wanted.
Specifically, which planes are you talking about?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 4:31 PM on Oct. 22, 2010
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