Beyond Borders: Are the Department of Homeland Security's International Agreements Ensuring Actionable Intelligence to Combat Threats to the U.S. Homeland? Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence, Committee on Homeland Security, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, July 30, 2012 [open pdf - 261KB]
This is the July 30, 2012 hearing, "Beyond Borders: Are the Department of Homeland Security's International Agreements Ensuring Actionable Intelligence to Combat Threats to the U.S. Homeland?" before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence. From the opening statement of Patrick Meehan: "Maintaining the security of the borders of the United States is a fundamental responsibility of the Federal Government. Various components of the Department of Homeland Security--Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the United States Coast Guard, among others--work tirelessly with numerous State, local, and Tribal authorities in an effort to secure our borders and to keep American safe. However, a February 2011 report prepared by the Government Accountability Office stated that only 32 of the 4,000-mile-long border between Canada and the United States has an acceptable level of security. The report also indicated the high risk of terrorism along the Northern Border as significant and highlighted the Border Patrol's lack of operational controls and existing vulnerabilities along the United States-Canada border." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Meehan, Brian Higgins, Kathleen C. Hochul, Deborah Meyers, Daniel J. Neaverth, Jr., and James Voutour.
Serial No. 112-111
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