FOSA Public Policy
Fiber optic sensing can help protect our environment, infrastructure, critical facilities and borders.
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The Committee recognizes that border security continues to be of critical importance to the national security of the United States and remains concerned about the increasing polarization with respect to securing the homeland, particularly over the last 5 years. The Committee recommends significant funding increases at Customs and Border Protection for proven and cost-effective investments to strengthen the security of U.S. borders. Recognizing that a border wall across the entire southern border was both exceptionally costly and ineffective, particularly when compared to investments in other border security capabilities, the recommendation rescinds previously provided funds for border barriers, making it possible to support new investments in: technologies that serve as key workforce multipliers for front-line law enforcement; life-saving search and rescue capabilities; port of entry scanning equipment to detect illicit cargo; employee resiliency programs and training capacity to support the CBP workforce; and, the detection of goods and materials produced by forced labor. The recommendation also includes funding for new permanent multi-purpose facilities on the southwest border that provide space for multiple agencies to improve processing of noncitizens encountered at the border.
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