NOVEMBER 05, 2017
Under former President Barack Obama’s leadership, the Department of Homeland Security failed to equip its employees at the border with the tools they needed to effectively do their jobs.
According to a new report released by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, the IT system that Customs and Border Protection agents use is unreliably slow, frequently blacks out and fails to prevent entry to foreigners with “harmful intent.” A recent DHS inspector general’s report revealed the faulty systems, which thousands of CBP agents rely on.
According to the report, the problems weren’t limited to the CBP’s IT systems. Other problems included “network outages [that] hindered air and marine surveillance operations” and problems with the Border Patrol’s computer system, known as e3, which the report said is “famously slow and suffers lots of outages,” according to Judicial Watch.