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dc.contributor.advisorGomez, Rodrigo-Nieto
dc.contributor.authorLavender, Matthew L.
dc.dateSep-17
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-07T23:39:55Z
dc.date.available2017-11-07T23:39:55Z
dc.date.issued2017-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/56150
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has invested billions of dollars to prevent illegal drugs, immigration, weapons, and currency from transiting across the U.S.–Mexico border. DHS has not created a sufficient standardized method to measure whether an investment in a security measure is cost-effective when combining assets. To take it one step further, DHS has not created a model that combines cost-effectiveness of a security asset while simultaneously determining how it will contribute to achieving operational control of the border. This study provides an in-depth look into the current risk-based model DHS uses, the administrative and physical infrastructure of U.S.-Mexico border security, and a critical view of DHS’ annual budget. A decision model is presented that will give policymakers a process to choose a combination of border security investments that will achieve operational control of the border while remaining within budgeting constraints. A lot of work needs to be done for DHS to determine the correct security assets to be placed at the U.S.-Mexico Border to maintain operational control and cost-effectiveness. This study does not determine which security assets need to be put into place, but it provides a decision process that will be an asset for policymakers to save federal time and money assigned to border security investments.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/decisionmodelfor1094556150
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, it may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleDecision model for U.S.-Mexico border security measuresen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderDarnton, Christopher
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs (NSA)
dc.subject.authorDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS)en_US
dc.subject.authorborder securityen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S.–Mexico borderen_US
dc.subject.authorSouthwest borderen_US
dc.subject.authormodelen_US
dc.subject.authorcost-effectivenessen_US
dc.subject.authoroperational controlen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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