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Sen. Claire McCaskill Asks CBP for Info on $297M Staff Hiring Support Contract

Sen. Claire McCaskill, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, has asked the Customs and Border Protection to provide information about a potential five-year, $297 million contract awarded to Accenture for recruitment support services. The contract calls for Accenture’s federal services business to recruit and employ …

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DHS Inspector General: IT Systems Fall Short of Backing CBP’s Border Security Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general has found that the Customs and Border Protection’s information technology infrastructure failed to support its goal to prevent the entry to the U.S. of foreigners who may pose national security threats. U.S. international airports also experienced system outages in its incoming passenger screening processes that …

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CBP to Examine Potential Use of Small UAS in Border Patrol Missions

The Customs and Border Protection agency has announced plans to evaluate the use of small unmanned aircraft systems in three border patrol sectors as part of a program to help agents conduct intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, tracking and acquisition missions. CBP said Thursday it will test-fly the Puma, Raven and InstantEye Quadcopter UAS platforms in …

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US Signs Cooperation Deal With Kuwait on Customs-Related Matters

Acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan has signed a Customs Mutual Assistance Agreement with Kuwait official Jamal Al Jalawi to establish a legal structure for information-sharing arrangements in support of customs laws. McAleenan represented the U.S. government in the agreement while Al Jalawi, director general of the Kuwait general administration of customs, …

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Proposed Bill Would Require DHS to Deploy ‘Smart’ Border Security Tech Platforms

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced legislation that would direct the Department of Homeland Security to field “smart” border security technologies along the southern U.S. border. A press release posted Thursday on Rep. Will Hurd’s (R-Texas) website stated that the Secure Miles with All Resources and Technology Act would also …

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DHS Hosts Electronic Jamming Exercise for First Responders

The Department of Homeland Security has hosted a weeklong event for public safety and private organizations to test multiple strategies and technologies designed to identify, locate and address illegal communication systems jamming. DHS said Tuesday nearly 300 participants from across the U.S. took part during the 2017 First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise that was …

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