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Corporate Author United States. Government Accountability Office, issuing body.

Title Southwest border security, additional actions needed to better assess fencing's contributions to operations and provide guidance for identifying capability gaps : report to congressional requesters.

Publication Info. [Washington, D.C.] : United States Government Accountability Office, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Federal Documents Online  GA 1.13:GAO-17-331    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (iii, 69 pages) : color illustrations, color maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
text file PDF rda
Note "February 2017."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Background -- Fencing is intended to assist agents in performing their duties, but its contributions to border security operations have not been assessed -- CBP manages TI sustainment but Border patrol has not provided guidance on its process for identifying and deploying TI -- Conclusion.
Summary "In fiscal years 2013 through 2015, Border Patrol recorded a total of 2.1 million estimated known illegal entries between ports of entry along the southwest border. In an effort to secure the border between ports of entry, CBP spent approximately $2.4 billion between fiscal years 2007 and 2015 to deploy TI -- fencing, gates, roads, bridges, lighting, and drainage infrastructure--along the nearly 2,000 mile southwest border. GAO was asked to review the use of border fencing along the southwest border. In this report, GAO examines (1) border fencing's intended contributions to border security operations and the extent to which CBP has assessed these contributions and (2) the extent that CBP has processes in place to ensure sustainment and deployment of TI along the southwest border and challenges in doing so. GAO reviewed CBP documentation and data and interviewed officials in headquarters and three southwest border locations. These locations were selected based on CBP's extensive investments in TI in such areas"--Preliminary page.
Note Online resource; title from PDF cover (GAO, viewed February 21, 2017).
Subject U.S. Customs and Border Protection -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
U.S. Border Patrol -- Rules and practice -- Evaluation.
Border security -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Fences -- Mexican-American Border Region.
Logistics -- Security measures.
Genre/Form Online resources.
Electronic books.
Electronic government information.
Added Title Additional actions needed to better assess fencing's contributions to operations and provide guidance for identifying capability gaps
Running Title GAO-17-331, Tactical infrastructure
Gpo Item No. 0546-D (online)
Sudoc No. GA 1.13:GAO-17-331

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