Technology Needed To Secure America's Border, Joint Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Oversight, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, House of Representatives, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, Second Session, July 31, 2014   [open pdf - 5MB]

This is the July 31, 2014 hearing, "Technology Needed to Secure America's Border," before the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, Subcommittee on Research and Technology and Subcommittee on Oversight. From Chairman Smith's Opening Statement: "Technology is a key component to securing our 2,000 mile Southern border. Customs and Border Protection and National Guard troops cannot be everywhere. Sensors deployed along the border can detect and track the 'coyotes' who smuggle children--as well as illegal drugs and firearms--across the border. Sensors will help Border Patrol agents know where coyotes are so that they can intercept and stop them. And ground-penetrating radar can find buried tunnels that crisscross our border. We need to get this technology in the hands of our immigration officers. Unfortunately, the Department of Homeland Security has a poor track record when it comes to developing and fielding sensors and tactical communications infrastructure along the Southwest border." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Lamar Smith, Larry Bucshon, Paul Broun, K. Jack Riley, David C. Maurer, and Joseph D. Eyerman.

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