The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has recently received control over a pilot program of a camera platform intended to oversee the border between the U.S. and Canada and prevent illegal activity.Read More »
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has introduced legislation that would require the Customs and Border Protection to deploy enhanced detection technology at land ports of entry in an effort to boost border security.
The Securing America’s Ports Act calls on the Department of Homeland Security to develop a plan to increase the scanning rates of vehicles entering the U.S. at border crossings through the use of non-intrusive inspection systems and create a timetable to implement the technology, the office of Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., said Monday.Read More »
The Department of Homeland Security has selected CrowdVision, a U.K.-based startup, to develop a system that counts and measures airport passengers. CrowdVision will perform work under a $160.9K award in support of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, DHS Science and Technology Directorate said Wednesday.Read More »
William Bryan, acting undersecretary for science and technology at the Department of Homeland Security, has said that his office is working with DHS components to implement blockchain to ensure system interoperability and mitigate vendor lock-in.Read More »
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has opened a new facility for its National Air Security Operations Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base. The new facility addresses the U.S. Air Force's request for NASOC Grand Forks' relocation to accommodate the expansion of the service branch's Global Hawk operations, CBP said Wednesday.Read More »
Potomac Officers Club Announces Sam Robinson of the FBI for Security Vetting Process Modernization Update on Aug. 14th
On August 14th, Potomac Officers Club will host the Security Vetting Process Modernization Update at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Va. Monte Hawkins of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will be the keynote speaker for the event. Gator Harvey of Northrop Grumman Technology Services will serve as the moderator for an expert panel featuring Casie Antalis and Eric Peters of CBP, Sam Robinson of the FBI and Lori Vislocky of DHS.Read More »