Past Features

May 19, 2015

DHS Rejects Accountability for Border Security?
Spencer says yes
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)
Gambler: ...CBP's planned date for initial and planned operational capability for the Integrated Fixed Towers, for instance, have slipped by several years.
Comment: Why Did IFT Slip? Because the Controller General Threw Out the Contract Awarded by CBP.
Gambler: These are positive steps, however CBP has to develop performance measures and analyze data it is now collecting to further assess the contributions of its technology to border security.

DHS/CBP Rejects Accountability
Glenn Spencer, American Border Patrol
This was my comment on the award of the virtual fence contract --- July 2006
   A $2 billion contract will be let in September. Nowhere does SBI spell out a goal that can be measured. This is all of the same nonsense we have seen for years. The program will be run by open borders people at DHS/CBP and will accomplish absolutely nothing except lull the people into a false sense of security.
    After nine years of studying the issue, it has become clear to me that DHS/CBP cannot “assess the contributions of its technology to border security” simply because it does not want to do it.