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Border guards eye surveillance

Armed with a revised mission to fight terrorism, U.S. Border Patrol officials plan to expand and integrate technology surveillance systems during the next several years. The federal law enforcement agency is looking to enhance the Integrated Surveillance Intelligence System (ISIS) that includes remote video surveillance cameras; intelligent computer-aided dispatch systems; seismic, magnetic and infrared sensors; and other types of equipment. Border Patrol officials, who held an industry day today for interested technology vendors near Washington, D.C., said the requirements for an improved ISIS, which was formally developed in 1997 as a consolidated program, could cost as much as $2 billion during the next several years.Full Story

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