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Under its recent $20 million contract to install legacy surveillance systems at two locations along the nation's northern border, Boeing [BA] will begin those deployments in the next two to three months, according to the federal official in charge of the Secure Border Initiative (SBI).
Boeing will deploy 11 Remote Video Surveillance Systems (RVSS) in the Border Patrol's Detroit, Mich., sector, and five systems in the Buffalo, N.Y., sector (TR2, April 1). The contract is for one year and project activities are expected to conclude by the end of the year, Mark Borkowski, executive director for SBI at Customs and Border Protection (CBP), tells TR2. The one-year contract runs through March 30, 2010.
CBP already has a number of RVSS systems deployed along the country's southwest border with Mexico.
For the Northern Border Project, CBP acquired …