Past Features

April 13, 2017

Media experts explain border technology
Without question

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CNBC -- April 11, 2017
How technology will be used in the US-Mexico border wall
    Today Attorney General Jeff Sessions is touring the U.S.-Mexico border in Nogales, Arizona where he is speaking with law enforcement and military personnel. Known for his hardline position against illegal immigration --- as well as restricting legal immigration --- this will be his first trip in office visiting the wall.
    Though bidding for companies vying for the chance to build the estimated $15 billion wall has closed, experts still say that technology has and will continue to play an important role in securing the border. The executive order on border security emphasizes urgency to achieve complete operational control of the southern border.
    FLIR, a company that specializes in the production of thermal imaging cameras as well as components and imaging sensors already has a presence on the border wall. The company is a supplier into the integrated fixed tower program outfitted with long range thermal cameras.
    "DHS has been a long time user of technologies to help detect and identify border incursions. Thermal imaging technology has been recognized as a very powerful tool in that mission in that it operates day or night" outgoing FLIR CEO Andrew Teich said to CNBC in an interview.

Glenn Spencer -- April 13, 2017
Prove me wrong
    I recently looked at the ability of one of CBP's new integrated fixed towers being installed in the Coronado National Forest and the results were very disturbing.
    I doubt that these cameras were ever tested in a similar environment --- deep arroyos filled with oak trees. If there still can be found a responsible news organization, would it be possible to ask our government for the results of such tests and prove me wrong? How about the results of any tests?