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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents protect our borders in several states, but what works to ensure our safety in one state may not work in another. Those who patrol the Rio Grande River Valley (RGV) are faced with the unique challenges posed by geography and the high numbers of people attempting to cross the border every day. Border patrol agents rely heavily on their training and experience to respond to incidents, but have asked for improved tools and techniques to in-crease their probability of success to address constantly evolving and emergent threats. CBP reached out to the Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) for help in identifying systems solutions to meet these operational challenges.