WHO IS BUILDING THE WALL THROUGH YOUR LAND?
CORPORATE AND INSTITUTIONAL CONTRACTORS
Taken from letter to the U.N. Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination: Response to the United State Periodic Report of April 2007 on the United Nations International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, Margo Tamez (November 14, 2007).
The United State has entered into private contracts with the following corporate and institutional contractors for the implementation of the Secure Border Initiative Project Network, under authority of the U.S. Office of Homeland Security:
Texas Divisions of Raytheon (Network Centric Systems)2
L-3 Communications (Integrated Systems)3
Northrup Grumman (Los Angeles, CA)4
BAE Systems (Austin, TX)5
SAIC of San Diego6
Computer Sciences Corp of El Segundo, CA7
America’s Border Security Group (Ericcson Inc., Plano, TX) (NASDAQ:ERICY)8
Fluor Corporation (NYSEL:FLR)9
SYColeman Corporation (A Division of LC Communications)10
AEP Networks, Inc.13
Texas A & Am University14
University of Texas (Austin)15
Boeing (Seattle, WA; Secure Border Initiative/SBInet—“Project 28”)16
Kellogg Brown & Root (Halliburton)17
Secure Border Initiative Network (SBInet) major partners18
United Kingdom Home Office19
1 PennWell. “Defense firms turn to border security.” Washington, 28, Dec. 2005. “The government’s high-profile offensive to control the borders is spawning a growth market for the nations’s defense industry.” http://mae.pannet.com/Articles/Article_Display.cfm?ARTICLE_ID=244491&p=32
4 AEP Networks, America’s Border Security Group. “Ericcson’s AMerioca Border Security Group (ABSG) Offers Proven Effective Solution for U.S. Border Security.” http://www.aepnetworks.com/news/press_archive/release_06012006.htm
16 CORP Watch. Richey, Joseph. “Fencingthe Border: Boeing’s High-Tech Plan Falters.” July 9, 2007. http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=14552. Accessed 11/20/07.; “Software Glitches Delay Virtual Border Fence.” Newsmax.com. Tuesday, Ocotober 30, 2007.
Accessed 11/20/07.; Riley, Michael. “Fortress America--Building a Border: Part 2.” Denver Post. 03/06/07. http://www.denverpost.com/fortressamerica/ci_5356695. Accessed 11/20/07.; McLemore, David. “Border Residents fuming over fence plans.” June 26, 2007. http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/062707dntex...
17 Downing, Margaret. “Killing Fences: Totally Misconstrued.” Houston Press, May 31 2007. http://www.houstonpress.com/2007-05-31/news/killing-fences-totally-misconstrued/ Accessed 11/20/07
18 Boeing, Ericsson, Lockheed, Northop Grumman and Raytheon. Richey, Joseph. “Border for Sale: Privitizing Immigration Control. July 5, 2006. http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?id=13845&printsafe=1
19 PRNewswire. Garland, TX. “Raytheon Awarded Contract with U.K. Home Office for e-Borders Project.” November 14, 2007. http://money.cnn.com/news/newsfeeds/articles/prnewswire/NEW03314112007-1.htm