Panel urges border IT reforms

January 18, 2008
Travel Safety
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“A presidential committee has recommended changes in border processing technologies and procedures — including several categories of systems upgrades and policy reforms — to relieve onerous border crossing requirements for entry into the United States that have reduced foreigners’ desire to come to the country for tourism, study and business.

The panel noted that existing systems and procedures have crippled tourism, the higher-education sector and other industries because foreigners face unpredictable delays and a burdensome processing system due in part to inefficient information technology.” (GCN)