Doug Bedell — December 19, 2018, 1:23 pm

Vexing Security Delays on the Southwestern Border

For all the concern over protecting the U.S. southwestern border, Homeland 411 advises that the intent to hire “thousands of Border Patrol and other agents…has come up extremely short…

“As of October 1, 2018 – 10 months into the contract – Customs and Border Protection has paid Accenture approximately $13.6 million for startup costs, security requirements, recruiting, and applicant support. In return, Accenture has processed two accepted job offers.”

“Accenture,” the post continues, “did not always provide necessary technical experts and experienced vendors, such as human resource personnel and those involved in the background investigation process, to complete CBP’s hiring process end-to-end, as it indicated it would,” the report states.

Security, border or otherwise, requires the ability to provide security efficiently and promptly. Something seems to be lacking in that capacity along the southwestern border.

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