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Ronald Vitiello Named Acting ICE Chief; Kirstjen Nielsen Comments

Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, has been appointed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to succeed the retiring Tom Homan as acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Vitiello’s appointment took effect Saturday, June 30, and he will also serve …

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GAO: Guidance Needed to Manage US Border Patrol Tech Assist Data Quality

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the U.S. Border Patrol agency craft guidance to manage data on the contributions of technology platforms or other assets to secure the southwest border. GAO said Thursday it found that Border Patrol lacks “sufficient” guidance to validate the usability, reliability and accuracy of asset assists data that agents …

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FBI Vet Mike Morgan Appointed Border Patrol Chief

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has appointed Mark Morgan, head of the FBI’s training division, as the new chief of the U.S. Border Patrol agency. Morgan was selected for the position through a nationwide search process that sought to gather potential executive candidates from within the Border Patrol and other federal law …

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Obama Administration Asks Congress for $3.7B DHS Budget Increase

The White House has released an annual budget proposal that asks Congress to increase the Department of Homeland Security‘s fiscal 2016 budget by $3.7 billion, Federal Times reported Monday. Andy Medici writes the increased funding would allow DHS to hire more border patrol agents as well as boost the agency’s …

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Profile: Mark Borkowski, CBP OTIA Asst Commissioner

Mark Borkowski is assistant commissioner for the Customs and Border Protection agency’s office of technology innovation and acquisition, overseeing the agency’s initiatives to align technology with missions. He is also responsible for acquisition and program management within the organization. As CBP’s component acquisition executive, he evaluates whether acquisitions support a …

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