Bill Would ‘Jumpstart’ Planning Process for Beefing up Border Security Tech

NextGov: A bill introduced in the House of Representatives would require the Homeland Security Department to develop a plan for how to use emerging technologies to improve security at the Northern and Southern borders.

The Integrating New Technologies to Empower Law Enforcement, or INTEL, at Our Borders Act, sponsored by Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., requires DHS to provide Congress with a plan to “identify, deploy and integrate emerging and advanced technologies” to improve situational awareness at the borders within 180 days of the bill’s enactment.

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