Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Department of Homeland Insecurity

If you're a regular reader here, you're already aware that about the only tv I watch is news channels and the local news. I just saw this tidbit on CNN which I thought was worth mentioning. The top photo shows the Department of Homeland Security's grandiose plan for a virtual fence covering our northern and southern borders at the cost of $850 million which was contracted out to Boeing in Sept. 2006, over four years ago. "Virtual Fence" means they plant remote camera stations a hop skip and a throw away from each other in lieu of a steel-curtain wall topped with hila hila as a physical barrier. The second photo shows what we got for $850 million up to now. 50 miles of coverage.


Kay said...

How long will it take them to finish it? I hope they're not just taking the money and running without finishing the work.

RONW said...

Kay- well, at 50 miles of virtual fence in 4-years, and 6000 miles of border in total to secure, it won't be soon.