Emerging Border Security Technologies
To obtain 3-6 examples of specific technologies that are currently being piloted or may be rolled out in the next 5 years. These could either be how border agencies are using the technologies to confirm identity or how people are using technology to "spoof" or bypass current laws and regulations.
- The Department of Homeland Security sought to expand this technology to US citizens to enhance security.
- Facial recognition technology is set to be implemented across all ports for every person entering or leaving the US. This was previously only mandatory for non-citizens.
- They are on track to implement this technology across 20 airports by 2021.
- After some push-back from The American Civil Liberties Union citing privacy concerns, they rolled back the implementation, allowing American citizens to opt out.
- The USBP, United States Border Patrol is tasked with the responsibility of mitigating the illegal immigration of smugglers, undocumented immigrants, and other potential threats into the US.
- In partnership with the Science and Technology Directorate of DHS, the USBP and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) delivered a multi-part solution.
- This solution, Sign Cutting and Tracking Training solution, consisted of an Augmented Reality Sandtable (ARES) and night vision technology.
- It implements "2-D and 3-D training videos, a 90-minute computer-based training course, night vision technology, and innovative commercial off-the-shelf augmented reality technologies that were scouted by S&T."
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