Defense News

After several well-publicized fits and starts — and almost $1 billion sunk into a canceled program — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is about to kick off another new program in an attempt to blanket the U.S. southern border with a family of networked surveillance towers. Barely a year old, the plan already has its share of skeptics, including some members of Congress and government watchdogs. But CBP is determined to go forward with what it calls the Arizona Border Surveillance Technology plan.