Tag Archives: border security

DVS Appoints Douglas Boufford as EVP of Federal Civilian Programs; Michael McHugh Quoted

Douglas Boufford

DirectViz Solutions (DVS) has appointed Douglas Boufford as the company’s executive vice president of Federal Civilian Programs, effective immediately, the company reported on Wednesday. Boufford will join DVS with more than three decades of experience in providing mission critical Information Technology (IT), professional and technical services to customers across the government sector. 

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Rep. Elissa Slotkin Introduces Bill on Leveraging Emerging Tech for Border Patrol Operations

Rep. Elissa Slotkin

Rep. Elissa Slotkin, D-Mich., has introduced a bill mandating the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a strategy for leveraging emerging technologies for monitoring operations at the U.S. northern and southern borders.

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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Technologically Bolster U.S. Border Security; Michael McCaul Quoted

Rep. Michael McCaul

Reps. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M.; Michael Cloud, R-Texas; Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Elisa Slotkin, D-Mich., have introduced a bill to strengthen the U.S.-Mexico border's technological capability. Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and John Cornyn, R-Texas, introduced the bill in the Senate side of Congress.

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GAO: CBP Improvement Plan Lacks Some Important Details

The Government Accountability Office has assessed the Customs and Border Protection's efforts to plan personnel, fencing and technology programs in support of the larger border security mission. GAO said Tuesday that it found CBP's 2018 Border Security Improvement Plan didn't contain all information required under the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.

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Christopher Krebs: CISA’s Volunteer Border Deployment Won’t Impact Agency Operations

Christopher Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency and 2019 Wash100 awardee, said CISA’s volunteer border patrol work will not affect operations during a Georgetown University Law Center conference, Cyberscoop reported Wednesday. Ten of the Department of Homeland Security agency’s almost 3,500 employees have volunteered for temporary deployment at the southern border and an additional 10 will join the group.

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Patrick Shanahan: DoD Working With DHS to Explore Potential Border Security Roles

Acting Secretary of Defense and Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan has said the Department of Defense is working with the Department of Homeland Security to identify the former’s potential roles involving border security, Military Times reported Wednesday. Shanahan expects the DoD to "do more" based on the volume of migrants trying to cross the southern border and “how much the situation there has deteriorated.”

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Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard: House Democrats Propose DHS Support Efforts Amid Limited Budget

Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Calif., who chairs the U.S. House of Representatives' Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, listed a number of democrat-supported border security proposals. The proposals intend to balance investments within the Department of Homeland Security given a limited budget, Roybal-Allard's office said Wednesday.

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