Hernan Rozemberg http://knau.org en Mixed Feelings On Border Drones: Boon To National Security, Threat To Privacy http://knau.org/post/mixed-feelings-border-drones-boon-national-security-threat-privacy <p>It&rsquo;s hard to find military or national security experts who are not supporters, if not all-out cheerleaders, for the use of high-tech surveillance systems to protect the nation&rsquo;s borders.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/"><u><font color="#0066cc">Department of Homeland Security</font></u></a> just launched its tenth Predator B Unmanned Aerial System, commonly known as a drone, and now both northern and southern borders are covered.</p><p>Even though they cost $18 million apiece, many experts say they&rsquo;re worth every penny.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2012 00:08:51 +0000 Hernan Rozemberg 16531 at http://knau.org Mixed Feelings On Border Drones: Boon To National Security, Threat To Privacy After Clamping Down On Land Border, Homeland Security Takes To The Sea http://knau.org/post/after-clamping-down-land-border-homeland-security-takes-sea <p>It&rsquo;s dusk in the coastal town of Port Aransas. Jason Montgomery, John Wilhem and Grenade Fiedler jump on their boat, put life vests on and make final preparations. Unlike others heading out to the Gulf of Mexico for fishing or fun, this trio is on the clock.</p><p>They&#39;re the face of the <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/"><u><font color="#0066cc">Department of Homeland Security</font></u></a> (DHS) on the water.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 23:26:37 +0000 Hernan Rozemberg 16444 at http://knau.org After Clamping Down On Land Border, Homeland Security Takes To The Sea Homeland Security Expands Use Of Drones On The Border http://knau.org/post/homeland-security-expands-use-drones-border <p>The <a href="http://www.dhs.gov/"><u><font color="#0066cc">Department of Homeland Security</font></u></a> has taken to the high skies for its latest high-tech border security program.</p><p>It has retooled the <a href="http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/border_security/am/operations/oam_vessels/aircraft/uas/"><u><font color="#0066cc">unmanned aerial vehicle</font></u></a>, commonly known as a drone, an established military weapon. The drone has been turned into a new civilian, eyes-in-the-sky border protection instrument.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:29:28 +0000 Hernan Rozemberg 16441 at http://knau.org Homeland Security Expands Use Of Drones On The Border