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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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Trump Urges Congress to Address Border Security Issue, Illegal Immigration

President Donald Trump has sent a letter to congressional members to discuss illegal immigration and the importance of border security. Trump presented statistical data about security and humanitarian crises at the Southern Border in the letter, according to a White House news release posted Friday.

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Trump Eyes Military Support to Border Security Efforts

President Donald Trump looks to deploy U.S. troops to help the country’s border with Mexico, DoD News reported Tuesday. “Until we can have a wall and proper security, we’re going to be guarding our border with the military,” he said Tuesday at a meeting with the presidents of the three …

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Congress Sends $1.3T Omnibus Deal to White House

The Senate voted 65-32 past midnight Friday to pass a $1.3 trillion omnibus bill to avoid a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through the end of fiscal 2018, Bloomberg reported Friday. The budget package is now headed to the White House for President Donald Trump’s signature. Mick Mulvaney, director …

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Report: DoD to Unveil National Defense Strategy Soon

Defense Secretary James Mattis has said the Defense Department aims to provide details of a national defense strategy by Jan. 19, Defense News reported Sunday. Mattis told reporters Friday at the Pentagon that DoD will release a shorter and unclassified version of the document to the public. The department also expects …

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