Homeland Security cancels plans for new BioWatch technology


The decision to cancel ‘Generation 3’ of the system for detecting biological attacks marks a policy reversal. The overall BioWatch program, which has cost more than $ 1 billion, is still under review.

WASHINGTON — Amid concerns about its effectiveness and multibillion-dollar cost, the Department of Homeland Security has canceled plans to install an automated technology that was meant to speed the 24-hour operations of BioWatch, the national system for detecting a biological attack.
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