The US Border Patrol is switching gears and moving to video game technology to help determine where future improvements will be made.
The system looks a lot like a touchscreen version of the WWII game “Panzer General”. But instead of Panzers, Luftwaffe and the Waffen SS, you have Border patrol trucks, helicopters, and mounted agents. The system, more of a simulation and modeling program than a video game, will help the agency decide where future improvements can be made to help increase the security of our borders.
The system will cost $1.6 million, and will be used in lieu of the $1 Billion dollar virtual border fence project that was recently scrapped.
Our border with Mexico is a major concern now and needs to be dealt with quickly. If this software will help our agents, then let’s get it into their hands, sooner rather than later.