CBP's Construction of Border Patrol Facilities and Acquisition of Vehicles   [open pdf - 983KB]

Alternate Title: Customs and Border Protection's Construction of Border Patrol Facilities and Acquisition of Vehicles

The Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS-OIG) states the following about this document: "This report covers the strengths and weaknesses of Customs and Border Protection's program to construct Border Patrol facilities and acquire vehicles. It is based on interviews with employees and officials of Customs and Border Protection, direct observations, and a review of applicable documents. The recommendations herein have been developed to the best knowledge available to our office, and have been discussed in draft with those responsible for implementation. We trust this report will result in more effective, efficient, and economical operations. We express our appreciation to all of those who contributed to the preparation of this report. [...] The objectives of our review were to determine whether Customs and Border Protection (1) planned for and provided effective oversight of Border Patrol facilities construction on the southwest border and (2) procured a sufficient number of vehicles to accommodate the increase in Border Patrol agents. Since July 2006, Border Patrol has added 6,000 agents and plans to add 2,000 agents during 2009, bringing the total to 20,000 agents."

Report Number:
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-09-91
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/
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