Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, told audiences during a Security Industries Association event in Washington, D.C. that the government should use advanced capabilities like sensor technology to better monitor the southern border, FCW reported Thursday.
Hurd, a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, said Customs and Border Patrol’s monitoring systems are outdated and new imaging systems could improve the visualization of suspicious activities along the border. CBP lacks an integrated sensor network for providing operational data on situations within the border’s vicinity right now.
“You should not require a Ph.D. in computer science to work the technology. You should not have to be sitting in a van miles away in order to work the technology. The operator should be able to get it while they're on foot on the border. That's the standard that we should have," Hurd said.