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2011-11-15 Hearing: military drones on the border

November 10, 2011

Protecting the Homeland: How Can DHS Use DOD Technology to Secure the Border?


WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, will hold a hearing on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011, at 10:00am entitled, “Protecting the Homeland: How can DHS use DOD technology to Secure the Border?”

Chairman Miller said: “In an era of diminishing budgets, the Department of Homeland Security must look to the Department of Defense to utilize existing technology that may be applied to our nation’s border security.  Billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent since 9/11 on defense research and development – that investment should also be used to secure the nation here at home.  Defense technology has already been used successfully in a handful of cases, such as the Predator B Unmanned Aerial System which is now used extensively on both the northern and southern borders.  In addition, as the nation draws down in Iraq and Afghanistan, surveillance equipment used successfully in theater may provide valuable tools to assist Border Patrol Agents in gaining and maintaining operational control of the border.”


The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th at 10:00am in 311 Cannon.  Live Web cast will begin at the start of the hearing.


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