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SBInet weathers management turnover, reports of demise

Despite management turmoil at the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) program and erroneous reports of its termination, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) proceeded to make permanent the infrastructure at its prototype site, Project 28, at Sasabe, Ariz., marking a milestone in the program’s progress.

On Feb. 22, DHS conditionally accepted the “virtual fence” erected by Boeing Co., Chicago, Ill., despite elements that needed to be fixed, according to Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.

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Beware the Clones

The innocent-looking vehicle rolling down the street may not be what it seems...

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Piecing together the SBInet puzzle

The fiscal 2008 homeland security budget allots $2.7 billion to emergency spending on border security. It also provides about $1.2 billion to “customs and border protection fencing, infrastructure, and technology” under the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) program. The White House has requested another $2 billion for SBInet in fiscal 2009. Those funds remain available until spent.

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Risk and Rewards at the Border

Where once SBInet was supposed to be a simple, off-the-shelf solution to border violations, it has now entered the realm of riskier, cutting-edge technology. Can the new risk deliver the needed results? Keep Reading

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Double whammy

Nowhere is the impact of new security measures being felt like on the border—whether it’s in the length of lines to go through border checkpoints or in the coffers of state treasuries. Keep Reading

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The NFL and the Border Patrol

To the Editor:

I am a captain with the Valley Regional Fire Authority in the Seattle area and veteran of 28 years in the fire service. Last year I attended a recertification class for a swiftwater rescue instructor endorsement in Golden, Colorado. In that class were two Border Patrol agents who were training so that they could rescue illegal immigrants who find themselves in life-threatening water emergencies. They were part of the Special Operations Division (as I am in the fire department) and extremely well trained and disciplined.

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Mexico reacts

President George Bush’s border security plan, announced on May 15, provoked a range of responses in Mexico, but some common points became immediately apparent.

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Deadline Looms for Secure Border Contract Proposals


By Mickey McCarter, HSToday Senior Washington Correspondent

As the deadline for submitting proposals to serve as the prime contractor for the Secure Border Initiative (SBI) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approaches, the large-scale integrators in competition for the role are expressing optimism that DHS is on the right track with the program.

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America’s Deep Divide

With urgency and political pressures growing, the question of securing US borders is moving up in Congress. The debate has led to some odd political alignments—and radically different solutions.

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Arizona and New Mexico: Border Battles

Usually reserved for natural disasters or other national calamities, the state of emergency declaration isn'ttaken lightly. So in August, when officials in two southwestern states threw up their hands in disgust and declared states of emergency to describe their states'immigration battles, allowing them to tap into disaster funding to fight theproblem, the nation took notice. The declarations freed up $1.5 million in funding for border counties in Arizona and $1.75 million in New Mexico.

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The Second Stage Review and SBI

The inspirations that prompted DHS to change its point of view from solely looking at ASI to expanding its vision to SBI likely sprang from Secretary Chertoff's Second Stage Review, said Hank Chase, a counterterrorism expert at Smart and Associates LLP, headquartered in Devon, Pa.

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What is the America’s Shield Initiative?

ASI will be an integrated, national web of border security with centralized command designed to gain greater control of US borders with Canada and Mexico, according to the administration’s FY 2006 budget request. ASI is intended to not only dramatically improve US electronic surveillance capabilities along the southern and northern borders but to significantly strengthen… Keep Reading

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2005 Outlook: Homeland security funding

The presidential election is upon us, budget negotiations for the next fiscal year are underway and the last round of homeland security grants has been dispersed and, in many cases, spent. ‘Tis the season for budget prognostication FY 2005. Based on past and current trends, budget requests and a potential political power shift, where do we go from here?

 

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High Deportation Figures Are Misleading

Immigration activists have sharply criticized President Obama for a rising volume of deportations, labeling him the "deporter in chief" and staging large protests that have harmed his standing with some Latinos, a key group of voters for Democrats. Read complete report here. Keep Reading

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