05.24.16

Border Security Gadgets, Gizmos, and Information: Using Technology to Increase Situational Awareness and Operational Control

May 24, 2016 2:00 PM | 311 Cannon House Office Building

Technology such as cameras, night vision devices, motion sensors, and surveillance equipment has become a key element of security operations across the rugged terrain of the southwest border. It enhances agent safety, provides constant monitoring of difficult access areas, and extends agent situational awareness and ability to interdict criminal activity. This hearing will examine U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) use of technology to secure the border and examine a procurement process that has struggled to provide technology to our agents on the ground, on budget, and in a timely fashion.

Opening Statements

Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ), Subcommittee Chairwoman
Opening Statement

Live Stream

Witnesses

Mr. Ronald Vitiello
Acting Chief
U.S. Border Patrol
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Maj. Gen. Randolph D. “Tex” Alles (Ret.-USMC)
Executive Assistant Commissioner
Office of Air and Marine Operations
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Mr. Mark Borkowski
Assistant Commissioner and Chief Acquisition Executive
Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Witness Testimony

Ms. Rebecca Gambler
Director
Homeland Security and Justice
U.S. Government Accountability Office
Witness Testimony

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