AST Digital Magazine July/August 2016 - Page 16

Volume 6 Authorities immediately initiated a search. A New Hampshire Fish and Game officer and a Supervisory Border Patrol Agent led those initial efforts. At about 3:45 p.m., two Border Patrol agents and a canine arrived and started their search about onehalf mile south of the lake on the Falls Trail. Shortly after, the canine detected a scent and tracked in a southern direction towards Magalloway Road. After about 25 minutes, Border Patrol agents and canine located the hikers. Both hikers were in good health. July-Aug 2016 Edition SkyTracker™: Helping Drones Share Our Skies… Safely (Video) Jeremy S. Barnes, CACI International Inc. (Learn More about the CBP Puppy Program, courtesy of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube) Border Patrol agents walked the pair out of the forest and reunited them with their family. One objective of the U.S. Border Patrol’s Strategic Plan is to engage the public to assist us in securing America’s borders. Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious activity in the border area to the U.S. Border Patrol at 1-800-689-3362. For more on CBP’s mission at our nation’s ports of entry with CBP officers and along U.S. borders with Modern technology allows the average citizen to deploy military-style tools at a fraction of the cost — drones, sophisticated video cameras, and even weapons. As the line between “sport enthusiast” and “malicious actor” blurs, how can law enforcement, public safety, and security professionals protect themselves—and the public—from these emerging threats? CACI’s SkyTracker™ solution provides a strong response. The threats associated with commercially available unmanned systems have increased dramatically as the cost of technology has dropped. From remotely-detonated explosives to unmanned aerial, ground or submersible systems, the modern malicious actor—or even the unwitting hobbyist—can pose a threat to public safety without being anywhere near their target. Border Patrol agents, please visit the Border Security section of the CBP website. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control SkyTracker provides UAS detection and identification at drone speed: in real time, without reliance on humans, 24×7 and in any weather. 16