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How Technology Will Be Used at US-Mexico Border

Deirdre Bosa and Deborah Findling - CNBC
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April 13, 2017
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The Sophisticated Technology Behind President Trump's 'Great, Great Wall' (CNBC)

Though bidding for companies vying for the chance to build the estimated $15 billion wall has closed, experts still say that technology has and will continue to play an important role in securing the border. The executive order on border security emphasizes urgency to achieve complete operational control of the southern border.

The U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officials announced this week that "technology alone would not meet the requirements of the solicitations" in an amended request for proposals. Proposals submitted by the deadline date were required to include physical barriers in addition to technology in their proposals.

Read the rest at CNBC

Related: Bordering Extinction: Can Technology Offer Ecologically-Sound Alternatives to the Proposed U.S.-Mexico Wall? (Mongabay)

Related: Border Security Expo: Excitement and Urgency in Anticipation of Trump's Wall (The Guardian)

Related: This Alternative Us-Mexico Border Wall Is Made from Recycled Shipping Containers (Inhabitat)

Related: Feds Only Have Funding for 7 Miles of Trump's Border Wall: Report (The Hill)

Related: The Proposals for Trump’s Border Wall Are Loud, Ambitious, and Dumb. Sound Familiar? (Slate)

Related: Trump’s Border Wall Will Join the Ranks of 70 Others Worldwide (PanAm Post)


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