GAOs Gambler: "American Border Patrol has come up with a way to measure progress on the border. I hope you can take a look at it." (We wish)
Subcommittee Chairman Candice Miller (R-MI) on the hearing: "In recent years the Department of Homeland Security has defined progress in securing our border in terms of resources put in the field how many agents, miles of fence, or technology we have deployed. While those are important, success in securing the border must be defined by real and measurable benchmarks. This brings up important questions for the officials at the Department: What does a secure border look like? How do we use the resources at our disposal to get there? And finally what is the best way to measure progress?" American Patrol Report Rebecca Gambler of the GAO will be a witness at today's hearing of the subcommittee on border security. On Jan. 28 Glenn Spencer of American Border Patrol personally handed a copy of his plan to solve the border problem to Gambler.
He also gave her documentation on the IDENTISEIS system (AKA Sonic Barrier) -- a system to count how many people cross the border illegally.
We can only dream that Gambler will tell Miller about the plan and the technology that can measure progress on the border. Note: The hearing starts at 10 AM Eastern -- watch it!