• 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

  • State Department: Robust security for U.S. e-passport

    Popular misconception notwithstanding, the new U.S. e-passprt are safe, says the State Department. One example: The card’s photograph cannot be removed with solvent; a laser engraving process embeds the photograph into the polycarbonate card stock, meaning that attempts to remove your picture will visibly mar the card

  • 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

  • New Aussie border controls to keep bad guys out

    New system deployed at Australia’s points of entry Australia collates information from sic different intelligent systems onto one screen

  • Texas group sues to stop border fence

    Environmentalists and immigration rights advocates have been in the forefront of the fight against the U.S.-Mexico border fence project; now, a coalition of business owners and small towns along the border has joined the battle

  • Conservation group sue border fence project over threatened jaguars

    Jaguars have been on the federal endangered species list since 1997; conservation group sues the Bush administration over the U.S.-Mexico fence project, saying project will jeopardize endangered animal

  • CBP accepting applications for Global Entry Pilot Program

    DHS launches Global Entry Pilot Program, building on CBP trusted traveler programs such as NEXUS and SENTRI, both designed to expedite the entry process from low-risk international travelers into the United States

  • Italian minister wants to bring back border checks

    The new conservative governing coalition in Italy wants to re-impose border checks in order to stem illegal immigration into the country; measure would violate the strictures of passport-free Schengen zone agreement