Border Research and Technology Center

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The Border Research and Technology Center (BRTC) is operated by Sandia National Laboratories[1], located in San Diego, California. "BRTC works with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the U.S. Border Patrol, the U.S. Customs Service, the Office of National Drug Control Policy, the U.S. Attorney offices, and law enforcement agencies to strengthen technology capabilities and awareness on the Nation's borders."[2]

Note: The U.S. Border Patrol and the U.S. Customs Service were merged under the Department of Homeland Security as the U.S. Customs Service and Border Patrol.

"One of its most recognized assistance activities has been the implementation of SENTRI (the Secured Electronic Network for Travelers' Rapid Inspection). BRTC also works on joint ventures to identify technologies that will stop fleeing vehicles and is currently participating in a project to detect heartbeats of people concealed in vehicles or other containers. BRTC's technology partners include Sandia, and the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center-San Diego (SSC-SD)."[3]


1010 Second Avenue, Suite 1920
San Diego, CA 92101-4912
Phone: 888-656-BRTC
Fax: 888-660-BRTC

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