DHS told to increase control over border-fence contractors

U.S. Customs and Border Protection must improve how it oversees contractors hired to build an IT-enabled, security fence along the U.S. border with Mexico, an audit finds.

Boeing faces prospect of scaled-back SBInet

The Homeland Security Department's SBInet border surveillance system is likely to be reduced in scope once the first initial 53 miles of construction is completed, the system's chief said today.

Senate committee chairman suggests killing Boeing's virtual fence

Sen. Joe Lieberman questions the future of the SBInet virtual fence system is a failure.

Boeing, DHS defend work on SBInet

Two days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano froze some spending on the SBInet virtual fence system at the Arizona border, Boeing and DHS officials say the system is providing needed capabilities.

Customs at odds with DHS IG over report on small-biz goals

Officials at Customs and Border Protection say a draft report by the inspector general contains 'misstatements of fact and inaccuracies that are misleading.'

Boeing's SBInet project under fire again

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has ordered a re-evaluation of options for protecting the United States-Mexico border because of delays in deploying the SBInet technology system.

Boeing gets one-year extension on SBInet contract

U.S. Customs and Border Protection exercised its option to extend its SBInet border surveillance contract with Boeing Co. for a year.

Lawmakers hit DHS on electronic border surveillance system

Lawmakers scolded Homeland Security Department officials for the latest round of delays on the SBInet electronic border surveillance project.

E-Verify system can't detect ID theft, witnesses say

Former agency officials told a Senate subcommittee that the E-Verify system for employment verification cannot detect identity theft.

SBInet continues to draw fire

The three-year-old SBInet project is proceeding with construction under sharp criticism and lukewarm assessments by government inspectors.

Veritas deal hones in on security clearances

Veritas Capital buys a unit of Kroll Inc. to build a company focused on security-clearance investigations and employment screening services. By Nick Wakeman

SBInet planning improves, IG says

Customs and Border Protection has made gains in defining and meeting the goals of border technology systems, according to a new IG report.

SBInet tower construction begins

The construction of 17 permanent towers for the SBInet system at the border of Arizona and Mexico started May 4.

Boeing wins SBInet work on northern border

Boeing Co. will build video surveillance systems along the U.S.-Canada border under a new contract.

CBP seeks program assistance for SBInet

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is looking for a contractor to help manage the SBInet virtual fence and other border surveillance projects.

DHS considers unmanned vehicles for SBInet

DHS is considering using $100 million in stimulus funds to add unmanned aerial vehicles to the SBInet virtual fence system.

Skinner: CBP improperly used award-fee approach

Customs and Border Protection paid $8 million in award fees to an Alaska Native firm on an improperly structured contract, said Homeland Security Inspector General Richard Skinner.

CBP issues RFI for traffic monitoring technology

Agency officials would like to obtain an information system that can continuously monitor and measure incoming automobile traffic within 10 miles of U.S./Canada border entry points.

DHS, Boeing move closer to SBInet rollout

Lab testing of the Homeland Security Department's SBInet virtual fence revealed minor computer bugs that are expected to be fixed before construction begins in March or April, the program's director said.