• RFID readers installed along U.S. borders

    Today the first Border Patrol RFID readers go into use at El Paso, Texas, border crossing; during the next two months many more RFID readers will be installed in order to speed up traffic across borders

  • US-VISIT

    James Jasinski, CEO, Cogent Systems, comments on a young program that is discharging an immense responsibility

  • Debate over environmental impact of border fence continues

    The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area is part of the U.S.-Mexico border, and all agree that the area’s ecosystem is particularly delicate; DHS wants to build a fence there, but environmentalists object

  • DHS wants nearly 60 border watch towers

    DHS proposes nearly five dozen towers, ranging from 80 feet to 200 feet tall, to be erected in rural areas in Arizona

  • University of Texas sues DHS over border fence

    UT systems files motions in court last week asking that the court demand that DHS comply with a March settlement detailing how the fence would be built on part of the UT-Brownsville campus

  • U.S. Supreme Court rejects environmentalists' challenge to border fence

    DHS waived 19 federal laws so a fence could be built on the Arizona-Mexico border; two environmentalist groups challenged the ruling, but the U.S. Supreme Court rejected challenge

  • U.S. remains the dominant leader in science and technology worldwide

    Perceptions to the contrary notwithstanding, the United States remains the world’s undisputed leader in science and technology; the key factor enabling U.S. science and engineering workforce to grow: inflow of foreign students, scientists, and engineers

  • Texas bolsters border security, enhances trade

    U.S. trade with Mexico has more than quadrupled in the past 15 years from $81 million in 1993 to nearly $350 billion in 2007; projected to reach at least 10 times that number by 2020, Mexico is the fastest-growing U.S. trade partner; nearly 80 percent of the trade between the United States and Mexico is transported via roads or rail; in Texas alone, that equates to 3.1 million inbound and 2.7 million outbound trucks each year; General Barry McCaffrey says it is possible to bolster security while accommodating growing trade

  • Canadian border agency modernizes border security

    The modernized program, to be introduced 20 June, will require members to adhere to stricter, better-defined, and more targeted security measures to strengthen border and supply chain security

  • Trains to pass through X-ray at Turkey-Iran border gate

    Turkey is installing a radiography scanner system at its border with Iran; as trains approach the Kapıköy border point, they will undergo radiography scanning once they are traveling at a stable speed, generally 30 kilometers per hour, after security precautions have been taken to protect passengers and train personnel

  • Australia to use UAVs to bolster border security

    Australia’s customs agency has been testing an Israeli-made UAV in efforts to enhance the security of the country’s borders

  • A dead end for free trade? II

    Tightening border security along the U.S.-Canada border is hampering trade, experts say; delays owing to security checks have cascading effects, as supplies and raw materials are late arriving at manufacturing plants

  • Turning buses into mobile sensing platforms

    Modern buses could be used as mobile sensing platforms, sending out live information that can be used to control traffic and detect road hazards, according to European researchers

  • A dead end for free trade? I

    Tightening border security along the U.S.-Canada border is hampering trade, experts say; delays owing to security checks have cascading effects, as supplies and raw materials are late arriving at manufacturing plants

  • Border expo highlights issues, features technology

    Speakers at an important border security conference and expo highlight major border security and immigration monitoring topics, while more than one hundred companies exhibit the latest border control technology