Study: Border Drones Offer No Security Benefit (and Cost More than Previously Stated)

Drones – touted as though they were a cure-all for what ails the surveillance-state, fail to offer a benefit, according to the Dept. of Homeland Security’s own internal audit:

“Notwithstanding the significant investment, we see no evidence that the drones contribute to a more secure border, and there is no reason to invest additional taxpayer funds at this time,” said Inspector General John Roth in the statement. “Securing our borders is a crucial mission for CBP and DHS. CBP’s drone program has so far fallen far short of being an asset to that effort.”

Via Feds find border drones don’t actually make border more secure @ Ars Technica.

See, also, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Unmanned Aircraft System Program Does Not Achieve Intended Results or Recognize All Costs of Operations.

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