Tuesday, April 11, 2006

DHS Asks for Secure Border Bids

Dibya Sarkar writes on FCW.com:

The Homeland Security Department today released a much-anticipated request for proposals for the Secure Border Initiative. DHS officials tout the initiative as a comprehensive way to control the nation’s borders and enforce immigration laws. The department seeks to integrate the right mix of employees, infrastructure and technology at the northern and southern borders and official ports of entry.

The 144-page document came out somewhat later than expected. Officials at the Customs and Border Protection agency, which is directing the initiative, said they want to award a contract by Sept. 30. Solicitations are due by May 30.

The initiative, often referred to as SBInet, could cost the department as much as $2 billion, according to some estimates.

More here.


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