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Hutchinson outlines border security

Technology applications, intelligence information analysis and greater coordination with other nations will help to protect U.S. borders and waterways as well as facilitate better commercial trade, said Asa Hutchinson, undersecretary-designate for border and transportation for the Homeland Security Department. Hutchinson, the former head of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, spoke to several mayors today who represent cities along the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada. Several times during his talk at the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ 71st winter meeting in Washington, D.C., he emphasized that the Homeland Security Department would balance security with commerce. Technology, he said, would help facilitate crossings and ensure better security given the limited resources along the borders, ports, and harbors. Full Story

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