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Boeing Delivers Security Capabilities to US CBP for the Northern Border Project

Boeing has finished installing 10 remote video surveillance systems in the U.S. Border Patrol’s Detroit Sector, completing the company’s work on all available sites in the Northern Border Project. The systems, delivered to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), will enhance border surveillance capabilities along 37 miles of the St. Clair River — the border between Michigan and Ontario.

The Northern Border Project also includes five similar systems Boeing delivered to the Buffalo (N.Y.) Sector. The Buffalo Sector deployment covers 15 miles of the Upper Niagara River.

“These systems will provide immediate tools for border surveillance that will also help enhance agent safety,” said Tim Peters, Boeing vice president of Global Security Systems. “We are proud to support Customs and Border Protection in deploying next-generation border security capabilities.”

For each deployment, CBP provided the systems’ towers, cameras and sensors, while Boeing was responsible for installation and connection to sector headquarters.

The contract was Awarded in March 2009. The approximately $20 million Northern Border Project Task Order, as part of the SBInet contract, was aimed to provide the Border Patrol with increased surveillance capabilities and provide added security along the St. Clair and Upper Niagara rivers and help prevent illegal entry of persons and materials into the United States. These deployments will serve as the basis for future development of solutions for the Great Lakes region.

Northern Border Program Office

The US Northern Border program is managed from GSA’s Central Office in Washington DC, with a LPOE Subject Matter Expert resident in Boston, MA.

The Northern Border LPOE Program monitors and reports on projects along the US/Canada border. Monitoring by the LPOE Office ensures that all projects are designed according to accepted standards, within Congressional limitations and within budget utilizing contracted A/E’s and/or individual professional judgment at three primary project milestones. Additionally, the LPOE Office oversees the maintenance and updating of the OCA Project Information Portal for border stations in GSA Regions 1, 2, 5, 8 and 10 (ME, VT, NY, MI, MN, ND, MT, ID, WA, AK) and provides GSA Management, partners and stakeholders with project specific and other programmatic information as requested. Representatives for the Northern Border Program also participate in partnerships and conferences affecting the Northern US border, such as the Northern Border Trade Alliance and the Transportation Border Working Group.

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