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WIN 2016-2017

Security & Border Protection and CST & CBRNE Source Book, published jointly, concentrate on WMD response, NGB training, counterterrorism, and border security

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HILL PERSPECTIVE During this Congress alone, HSGAC has conducted 18 hearings on the issue of border security. The findings of these hearings led to HSGAC publishing a 100-page report titled "The State of America's Border Security." The report found that despite spending more than $100 billion over the last decade to fund security measures along our borders, they are still not secure. To move us in the right direction of securing our border, we must identify individ- ual problems and solutions on a step-by-step basis. Some of these solutions listed in the report include, but are certainly not limited to: Require adequate metrics to measure bor- der security across all U.S. borders – land, air, and sea – with appropriate oversight and transparency. Ensure sufficient safeguards are in place in both the U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program and Visa Waiver Program. Provide and maintain adequate manpower on our borders and satisfy hard to fill vacancies at our ports of entry. Complete the Congressionally-mandated fencing requirement along the southwest border and understand our country's fencing needs and other border security assets to determine what more is necessary. S&BP: What is the Homeland Security Committee doing to address drug-trafficking and homegrown extremism? Sen. Ernst: Border officials have estimated that we are interdicting only about 5-10 percent of drugs crossing our land borders and 11-18 percent of drugs crossing our maritime borders. Drug trafficking During a Senate Agriculture Nutrition, and Forestry Subcommittee on Rural Development and Energy hearing, Chairman Joni Ernst stressed the need to examine rural development programs and regulations to ensure they are effective and efficient. © 2016 Trijicon, Inc. Wixom, MI USA 1-800-338-0563 16TRIJ11410 Introducing the Trijicon ® MGRS ™ (Machine Gun Refl ex Sight) THE NEXT BRILLIANT THING. (Machine Gun Refl ex Sight) IMPROVES FIRST ROUND HIT ACCURACY the large objective lens, adjustable brightness settings and interchangeable ranging dials provide increased ability to acquire and engage targets INTERCHANGEABLE RANGE KNOBS dial in target distances for M2 or M240 weapons FORGED 7075 ALUMINUM HOUSING virtually indestructible aircraft grade aluminum OPTIONAL 3X MAGNIFIER ensures target identifi cation and acquisition at extended distances T H E S C I E N C E o f B R I L L I A N T o f B R I L L I A N T o f . ™ Find out more at Winter 2016/2017 | S&BP AND CST & CBRNE | 21

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