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Border agency overextended on drone program

Discussion in 'Illegal Immigration Issues' started by cc3915, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. cc3915

    cc3915 MassCops Angel Staff Member

    The Homeland Security Department ordered so many drones it can’t keep them all flying and doesn’t have a good plan for how to use them, according to a new audit the department’s inspector general released Monday.
    In a blunt assessment, investigators said Customs and Border Protection's Office of Air and Marine has a fleet of nine “unmanned aircraft systems” and is awaiting a 10th — though it doesn’t have enough ground support and doesn’t have a good plan for prioritizing missions.
    “CBP procured unmanned aircraft before implementing adequate plans,” the investigators said.
    The Defense Department uses armed drones overseas in its war on terror, and a U.S. Navy drone crashed on Maryland’s Eastern Shore on Monday afternoon, according to the Associated Press.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/11/border-agency-overextended-drone-program/
     

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