Past Features

May 18, 2015

GIVING THE BORDER PATROL
WHAT IT WOULD "ENJOY"
WHY WON'T DHS AT LEAST TRY?
U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs -- May 13, 2015
Securing the Border: Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology Force Multipliers
(Comments by Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol)
Sen. Johnson: We're always looking for some kind of metric. Certainly the laws we have passed call for a metric --- call for a goal of 100% situational awareness, 90% of operational control… are we not trying to track that metric now?
Chief Vitiello:....We struggled with the idea of defining situational awareness.
Comment: Nowhere in the Secure Fence Act of 2006 is the term situational awareness used. The term used to describe the goal of the DHS is operational control - the prevention of all unlawful entries. Please read my 2010 letter to the Arizona Republic regarding operational control.
Chief Vitiello: I think we would all enjoy having a defined set of circumstances… Obviously if you have technology --- a piece of machinery that surveils the border in real time --- 24/7 --- that's an element of situational awareness.
Comment: In 2010, American Border Patrol and others showed members of the Arizona State Legislature technology that would so exactly what Chief Vitiello says is needed. In the more than four years since that demonstration, ABP has shown --- over and over again --- that this technology works.
(To see for yourself, search YouTube for IDENTISEIS and SEIDARM.)
The real question that the Senate Homeland Security Committee should ask is: Why hasn't the Department of Homeland Security come to the border to look at the technology American Border Patrol has been testing all these years?

OTHER FEATURES DEALING WITH THIS HEARING  
May 15, 2015 -- THIS WEB SITE IS TOP SECRET - LOG OFF! -- We show what DHS said the pubic is not allowed to see!
May 16, 2015 -- ULTRA IGNORANT -- DHS Unaware of Technology?
May 17, 2015 -- The 75% Question -- The History behind it

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