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A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle keeps watch along the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)
A U.S. Border Patrol vehicle keeps watch along the border fence in Nogales, Ariz., Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

In the coming months, contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Jude Joffe-Block of Fronteras Desk reports that past mistakes are now dictating the way the federal government is awarding these contracts.

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This segment aired on September 11, 2013.

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