U.S. Retooling High-Tech Barrier After 28-Mile Pilot Project Fails
Spencer S. Hsu
Staff Writer - The Washington Post
Thursday, February 28, 2008; A01
The Bush administration has scaled back plans to quickly build a "virtual fence" along the U.S.-Mexico border, delaying completion of the first phase of the project by at least three years and shifting away from a network of tower-mounted sensors and surveillance gear, federal officials said yesterday.
Technical problems discovered in a 28-mile pilot project south of Tucson prompted the change in plans, Department of Homeland Security officials and congressional auditors told a House subcommittee.