United States Border Patrol Concept of Operations Checkpoint Pilot
June 12, 2013 — As the primary federal law enforcement agency between the ports-of-entry, the United States Border Patrol’s (USBP) mission is to prevent the entry of terrorists and their weapons of terrorism, to enforce the laws that protect America’s homeland by the detection, interdiction and apprehension of those who attempt to illegally enter or smuggle any person or contraband across our Nation’s sovereign. To support this mission, the USBP needs efficient materiel and processes to inspect conveyances and baggage for weapons of mass effect (WME) and illicit contraband. Current technology deployed to detect radiological/nuclear (R/N) material at USBP checkpoints (i.e. Personal Radiation Detectors) is limited in meeting this objective.