Inspection of the Secure Electronic Network
for Travelers' Rapid Inspection
Report Number I-2000-019
- The concept of an automated inspection lane for low-risk, frequent border crossers is first proposed by INS inspector. Frequent border crossers is first proposed by INS inspector.
- Public Law 1 03-317 goes into effect, authorizing the expansion of land border pilot projects to border crossings in California. Congress previously authorized such projects along the northern U.S. border in 1984.
- The Deputy Attorney General designates SENTRI as a Justice Performance Review (JPR) reinvention laboratory.
- A 13-member multi-agency management and planning team is established by JPR for SENTRI.
- Regulations for SENTRI's operation, including eligibility criteria, are published in the Federal Register.
- SENTRI begins charging a $129 annual user fee at Otay Mesa.
- A joint INS-Customs team completes a feasibility assessment of the five SENTRI sites authorized by Congress.
- As part of the Computerworld Smithsonian Awards Program, SENTRI is selected for inclusion in the Smithsonian Institution's Permanent Research Collection.
- A fee analysis of SENTRI is completed by EDS and submitted to INS officials.
- A cost-benefit analysis of SENTRI is completed by EDS and submitted to INS officials.
- SENTRI becomes operational at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, New York.
- SENTRI's automated lane operating system is installed and tested at Otay Mesa, California.
- SENTRI's first participants are enrolled at Otay Mesa.
- INS conducts a computer security review of SENTRI and issues twenty-five official recommendations for improvement.
- Vice President's National Performance Review names SENTRI as a Hammer Award winner.
- Congress authorizes five additional SENTRI sites along the southern border: Laredo, Hidalgo and El Paso Texas, and Nogales and San Luis Arizona.
- Regulations allowing the collection of user fees for automated inspection pilot projects are published in the Federal Register.
- Customs completes a "Management Inspections Report" of SENTRI at Otay Mesa.
- Construction of two SENTRI lanes is completed at San Ysidro, California.
- SENTRI is named as a 1997 Semifinalist as part of the Innovations in American Government award program sponsored jointly by the Ford Foundation and Harvard University.
- SENTRI becomes operational at the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, Michigan.
- SENTRI begins enrolling applicants at the Stanton Street Bridge in El Paso, Texas.
- SENTRI becomes operational at the Stanton Street Bridge in El Paso, Texas.