Today’s borders face entirely new challenges. Due to the unprecedented number of people traveling and goods being shipped, agencies find themselves under increased pressure not only to monitor borders physically, but also to process staggering amounts of information every day. Now more than ever, governments need solutions that can help them create smarter borders.
Increasingly, governments are coming to view their borders as more than just an entry and exit point. Borders are an important piece of a nation’s infrastructure, an asset to invest in to not only improve security but also to facilitate trade, generate revenue and create a seamless, efficient travel experience for citizens.
The accelerating pace of change demands a radical new approach. Industry and government must seize the opportunity to work together in new ways, creating an interconnected ecosystem of innovation based on trust and partnership. Stakeholders from government agencies to private sector partners to third-party vendors must all be comfortable sharing information with each other—and the right coordinating structures must be created for them to do it.
Leading agencies are committed to understanding new technologies and educating their workforce to get the most out of them. They’re also bringing the right experts on board to push the boundaries of innovations such as biometrics, predictive modeling and the Internet of Things.
How can agencies leverage new innovations in border protection?
Attendees at the inaugural International Summit on Borders were asked to share their views on borders, including the current state of cooperation, security, emerging technologies and the workforce of the future.