Acting CBP Chief Details Alternative Border Tech – HS Today

The acting chief of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) provided more details on a reprogramming of $50 million in stimulus funding for border technology during a subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee Wednesday.

David Aguilar told the homeland security spending panel that about $32 million of the $50 million in funds under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA) (Public Law 111-5) originally slated for the Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) instead would go to mobile surveillance systems, each of which provides US Border Patrol with the capability to scan 8-12 miles of US border.