Border Security and False Identification

Government Accountability Office investigators testified about undercover operations during which they were able to cross the U.S.-Mexico… read more

Government Accountability Office investigators testified about undercover operations during which they were able to cross the U.S.-Mexico and U.S.-Canada borders without being stopped for using the same false identification documents that they used three years previously. They cautioned that the birth certificates and drivers' licenses used by 60 percent of individuals crossing these borders are not verifiable and do not adjudicate citizenship. Witnesses also talked about the forensic aspects of identifying fraudulent documents. 

In the second panel security and electronics experts testified about various technologies being used in state government and private industry that can detect fraudulent documents. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Jayson P. Ahern Assistant Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection->Office of Field Operations
  • J. Scott Carr Executive Vice President Digimarc Corporation
  • John Cooney Assistant Director Government Accountability Office->Forensic Audit and Special Investigations Unit
  • Michael Everitt Unit Chief U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement->Forensic Document Laboratory
  • Janice Kephart Staff Counsel (Former) National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
  • Gregory D. Kutz Managing Director Government Accountability Office->Forensic Audit and Special Investigations Unit
  • Bruce Reeves Chief Executive Officer AssureTec Systems
  • David Shepherd Security Director Venetian Resort Hotel, Las Vegas
  • Jeff Bingaman U.S. Senator [D] New Mexico
  • Charles "Chuck" E. Grassley U.S. Senator [R] Iowa
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Border Security and False Identification

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Program ID:
193699-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 2, 2006
Last Aired:
Aug 8, 2006

Airing Details

  • Aug 02, 2006 | 10:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 02, 2006 | 10:14am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 03, 2006 | 3:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 03, 2006 | 7:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 05, 2006 | 5:50am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2006 | 12:12am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2006 | 6:20pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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