Border Security

1320 Words Nov 14th, 2014 6 Pages
Running head: Has Technology Improved Border Security Operations 1

Border Security Technology

HAS TECHNOLOGY IMPROVED BORDER SECURITY OPERATIONS 2 Border Security Technology Border security is paramount to the security of the United States of America. There are 7,000 miles of land border with Canada and Mexico as well as numerous lakes, rivers, and coastal waters. These areas are the entry and exit to our nation and an economic gateway for the world. In today’s world, extremist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) pose many
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Throughout the past two decades the Border Patrol has developed an extensive Strategic Plan that has identified high risk traffic areas that are going to require more support both in technology but personnel. The evolution of the Border Patrol as a risk-based, intelligence-driven law enforcement organization is part of the transition following September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The continued transition is key to the success of not only the CBP but the Department of Homeland Security; while maintaining a positive relationship with Canada and Mexico to ensure international bond. The cooperation was nonexistent a few years ago with Mexico, but with the focus on the borders between these two nations a safe and successful operation will occur. Funding will be key to ensure that the goals between Federal, state, local, tribal, and international partners is met. The end result is obviously a secure border but technology and personnel are essential factors to meet the needs of the goals outlined in the Department of Homeland Security. An investment must be made in the organizational capabilities and personnel to ensure border-security operations continue to facilitate at a level which supersedes previous years. The tools available to CBP agents vary by location and have been detrimental to the success thus far in border security operations. The uses of Unmanned Aerial Systems have allowed more area to be covered without

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