Strategies Used by American Security

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American Security After the September, 11th terrorists attack, the United States government 9/11 commission recommended that biometric entry-exit screening system was ideal for travelers who were leaving and entering the United States. They reiterated that this was essential for national security. Border screening systems were to be consolidated with United States Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (Haddal, 2010). This was supposed to streamline border inspections. Legislations were instituted that were geared towards enhancing airline security, visa border security, and maritime security. The Aviation and Security Act of November 2001, the PATRIOTIC Act, and Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of May 2002 were geared towards enhancing homeland security (Haddal, 2010). The Homeland Security Act of 2002 merged border and interior enforcement functions of Department of Agriculture, the INS, and the U.S. Customs service to form Directorate of Border and Transportation Security within the Department of Homeland Security (Haddal, 2010). Free sharing of information and resources was made possible between USBP and CBP. The land, rail, and transportation network became secure save for Transport Security Administration. Alternative strategies that can be used to enhance border security can be effective collection, use, and sharing of intelligence by exploiting networked intelligence. This should be done by sharing both biographic and biometric information
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