Executing a major terrorist attack on U.S. soil requires sophisticated materials and equipment. Therefore, to evade domestic detection, terrorists are likely to use the nation’s porous land and maritime borders as a point of material importation. The Department of Homeland Security has been strongly criticized for its ability to secure the nation’s land and maritime borders; reasons given include inadequate funding and an expansive area of operations. Given limited resources, the effects of sequestration, and existing program administration shortfalls, how should the DHS Secretary address these challenges? What methods should be used to improve the border and maritime security procedures in order to prevent terrorism?