Security brings technology to Africa

Monday, 6 August 2007, 11:02 AM EST

The U.S. military is embarking on a new effort in Africa to help thwart the rise of Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups and as a first step has launched a $500-million program to train African battalions in desert warfare. And when Uncle Sam commits to a project, contracts for U.S. technology firms are not far beyond.

One of the first is a $300,000 deal with Sentek Consulting of San Diego to work with African governments on building an information-sharing system to connect far-flung nations.

At the LA Times.

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