From Napolitano freezes spending for high-tech border security project

Secretary cites cost overruns and missed deadlines as reasons to move $50 million in Recovery Act funding for the first phase of SBInet to pay for proven technologies.

The Homeland Security Department announced on Tuesday that it will reallocate funds for its massive and troubled project to deploy sensors and cameras along the U.S. southwest border to other, more proven surveillance technologies and any future funding for the project will be frozen until a full assessment of the program is completed.

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