New power systems sought to secure northern US border'The Canadian border is a whole different set of challenges'
By Colonel Mason
DALLAS — The US Department of Homeland Security is looking to fund private industry solutions to protect against a multitude of terrorists threats, including remote power sources for detection alerts on the Canadian border.
"The northern border is harder in many ways than the southern border," says Paul Bendra, director of the Homeland Security advanced projects agency, "it is actually more remote in many ways, and there is no power. The Canadian border is a whole different set of challenges. We’re actually trying to develop remote power systems that are secure and hardy enough."
Benda says he has a $500 million budget and "most of our money goes to small business and industry. We’re looking to funding specific technology developments for strategic areas, both to improve the technology and to make components more efficient."