Doan: Land Ports of Entry Responsible for Broad Range of Security Priorities
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Administrator Lurita Doan today testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security in El Paso , Texas on how GSA, in conjunction with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is bringing new energy and ideas to the process of designing and building secure Land Ports of Entry (LPOE).
"America's borders must be secure and welcoming," Administrator Doan said. "Land Ports of Entry are the nation's doors to the outside world, where millions of visitors and over
The Administrator's testimony before the committee at the Chamizal National Memorial Theater in El Paso will note that GSA is committed to more boldly assume the leadership role to better design, build, expand, and maintain our Nation's Land Ports of Entry. GSA's goal is simple: to expand capacity and build new facilities where they are needed most, in a timely manner. The days of performing yet another study to tell us that we have a congested border are over. On an average day, over 320,000 vehicles, 136,000 pedestrians and 30,000 trucks pass through the nation's 163 border crossings. Protecting the 6,900 miles of border with Canada and Mexico are 120 GSA LPOE that allow the safe and efficient flow of lawful traffic and commerce while at the same time preventing the illegal entry of people, drugs, terrorists or weapons into the country.
As work proceeds on the Paso Del Norte Bridge (PDN) in El Paso , GSA has worked with the local community to open additional pedestrian and vehicular lanes during the holidays. The
GSA currently has 26 LPOE projects underway at a value of approximately
Founded in 1949, GSA serves as a centralized procurement and property management agency for the federal government. GSA manages more than one-fourth of the government's total procurement dollars and influences the management of
Did You Know? GSA has 26 active LPOE projects valued at approximately
SOURCE U.S. General Services Administration