"I have developed a framework for legislation to compel the Department, and its components, to create and implement a strategy to control our borders that includes measurable progress, and I am working with outside groups and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers to be sure the strategy is workable and has the support it needs," McCaul said. "If fully implemented, the ability exists to gain effective control of our borders within three years. The strategy must meet three key criteria. It must ascertain situational awareness of our borders. It must create metrics to measure progress based on outcomes. It must integrate Department of Homeland Security components that presently overlap or contradict."