U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) disagrees with the Office of Inspector General (OIG) report’s portrayal of the Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) program, managed by our Office of Air and Marine (OAM), which inaccurately portrays the program’s effectiveness, and with the report’s analysis of cost and cost per flight hour data.
CBP’s full response to OIG’s report can be found in the following document: CBP Response to OIG UAS Report.
Among the report’s four recommendations, CBP has stated the following:
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.