Security (S&B/CBRNE) Magazine

Spring 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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With a focus on strengthening security of U.S. borders, a number of strategies – from increasing the number of agents in Customers and Border Protection (CBP) to enhanced physical barriers – are being considered. But, the border is complex and varied, changing with terrain, the seasons and the constant ebb and flow of cross-border activity. Because of this complexity, a one-size-fits-all approach will not work. One of the keys, however, is use of advanced technologies. "Technology is going to be the highest need the border patrol has," David Aguilar, former deputy commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. "It gives you situational awareness, it gives you intelligence and it gives you the capability to respond in an effective manner – and in a safe manner, as well." Industry Support General Dynamics is playing a leading role in providing CBP's U.S. Border Patrol with the technology it needs to succeed in its mission. In April 2017, General Dynamics' Remote Video Surveillance System STEPPING UP BORDER VIGILANCE U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) personnel are leveraging remote video surveillance technology to secure U.S. borders whenever and wherever needed. By Peter Howard, General Dynamics Information Technology The Remote Video Surveillance System (RVSS) at an undisclosed Arizona location. (GDIT) TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT REMOTE VIDEO SURVEILLANCE 10 | S&BP and CST & CBRNE | Spring 2017

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