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November 16, 2006

DHS IG looks at SBINet

Filed under: Border Security — by Christian Beckner on November 16, 2006

The House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing today to look at SBINet, DHS’s major border security integration project, at which the DHS Inspector General released their first review of DHS’s work on the project. The report looks at two types of risk to the project: (a) organizational capacity for management and oversight, and (b) operational requirements and performance management, and finds DHS not fully up to speed in some areas, but taking the steps to remedy any current deficiencies. Overall, I think the report is a clean bill of health for SBINet in its relatively early stages, but given its likely cost it’s important for the IG to continue to closely monitor it.

More on the report and hearing in this GovExec article.

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November 20, 2006 @ 5:48 pm

[...] The testimony from last week’s hearing on the Secure Border Initiative, which I mentioned in this recent post, is now online on the House Homeland Security Committee website. Looking through the prepared remarks, I found a very interesting chart in the testimony by DHS officials Greg Giddens and Deborah Spero that conceptualizes the DHS strategy for border security in a way that I’ve seen discussed but never illustrated (click picture to enlarge): [...]

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