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A stranded jet-skier seeking help effortlessly overcame the Port Authority’s $100 million, supposedly state-of-the-art security system at JFK Airport — walking undetected across two runways and into a terminal,
The entire perimeter of New York’s JFK Airport is about 11 miles. This includes the entire facility including parking lots, private hangers and all facilities. Could a private company put an effective security perimeter around JFK for $100 million? That would be $1,722 a foot or $143 an inch.
That doesn’t include any costs of monitoring it after it is built. It is just the physical security perimeter. I’d say that any company that charged that much would be padding the bill pretty heavily, wouldn’t you?
The Port Authority of New York at the Kennedy Airport put $100 million state-of-the-art security system. It took three years longer than scheduled and seems to have some flaws.
As Nicholas Casale, a retired detective with the NYPD, and former deputy security director for counter terrorism for the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority put it, "I think he should be given dinner and a bottle of champagne for showing us our faults."