Cutting-Edge Tech: New Trends in Security and Emergency Response

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From building roads in Ghana to securing computer data in the U.S., governments around the world pay companies to do services for them. The World Bank says a developing country typically spends 5 percent of its GDP on these so called “procurement” projects. China is also following the trend: in 2012, it spent the equivalent of $230 billion, an increase of more than 20 percent from the previous year.

Government spending on these types of projects isn’t just related to infrastructure: it includes everything from drones flying overhead to first responders deploying teams to deal with chemical spills. Virtually all of it, especially in the U.S., traces back to companies and contractors. CCTV’s Jim Spellman has reports on a rarely seen industry, and its cutting edge technology.

Cutting Edge Tech: New Trends in Security and Emergency Response

Cutting Edge Tech: New Trends in Security and Emergency Response

Government spending on these types of projects isn't just related to infrastructure. From drones flying overhead, to first responders deploying teams to deal with chemical spills. Virtually all of it, especially in the United States, traces back to companies and contractors. CCTV's Jim Spellman has Insight into a rarely seen industry, and its cutting edge technology.

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