Editor’s note: For an excellent article on where things stand with SBInet and where they’re headed, checkout the Homeland Security Today piece below.

Border security: The Future of SBInet – Homeland Security Today

The Secure Border Initiative-Network (SBInet), the controversial effort to build a “virtual fence” across the southwest border, will add another chapter to its long saga this year when Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano receives an analysis of the security options for the entire southwest border. That analysis could be delivered as early as March.

Questions remain whether this signature technology component of border security efforts at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will remain a part of the solution or not.