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House Panel-Approved FY 2020 DHS Spending Package Includes $2B for Cyber Agency

The House Appropriations Committee passed a bill to authorize approximately $2 billion in fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, reflecting a $408 million increase from the president’s budget request, FCW reported Tuesday.

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CBP Reports Breach of Travelers’ Photos, License Plate Images

The Customs and Border Protection said a cyber attack on a federal subcontractor compromised photos of travelers and license plates, The Washington Post reported Monday. CBP said the data breach was discovered on May 31 and did not include travel document images and other identifying information.

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Modern-Day Requirements Support a ‘Results-Driven’ Approach for Customs and Border Protection’s IT Modernization Efforts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) earlier this month released its 2020 to 2025 Strategy document which focuses on three main goals, the third of which outlines how the agency will invest in technology and partnerships to confront emerging threats. 

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Mark Koumans Assumes Deputy Director Role at USCIS

Mark Koumans, formerly a member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, has joined the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as deputy director. Koumans will succeed Tracy Renaud, who will return to her previous role as an associate director for the agency's management directorate, USCIS said Friday

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CBP Awards Task Order for Analytics Support

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a five-year, $35.8 million task order for analytics services in support of the agency's Office of Information and Technology. The task order provides for analytics on enforcement, trade and enterprise and is filed under CBP's Enterprise Business Management Support Services blanket purchase agreement, the agency said Friday.

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Kevin McAleenan: DHS Merging All Immigrant Processing IT Systems

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and 2018 Wash100 Award winner, said DHS will request more funds through a fiscal year 2019 supplemental request and FY 2020 budget request to better implement its immigration policies and perform upgrades to its information technology systems, FCW reported Tuesday. He told a House Appropriations subcommittee the department intends to combine all immigrant processing IT systems used by the Customs and Border Protection and other agencies within DHS through an “immigration portal.” 

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John Sanders Named CBP Acting Commissioner

John Sanders, a more than 30-year national security veteran and chief operating officer of Customs and Border Protection, has been named acting commissioner of the CBP. "Sanders has proven instrumental to advancing CBP’s mission and organizational priorities across the agency," Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement released Monday

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Report: Trump Eyes TSA Chief David Pekoske for Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Role

The Trump administration is expected to appoint David Pekoske, head of the Transportation Security Administration, as the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, CNN reported Wednesday. Two administration officials revealed that Pekoske will succeed Claire Grady, who has served as interim DHS deputy secretary the last two years. 

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White House Strategy Calls for New Techs, More Coordination to Boost National Security

President Trump signed the National Strategy to Combat Terrorist Travel to address national security threats and utilize new technologies to prevent the entry of terrorists. The White House said on Wednesday that the strategy is intended to help enhance border security, vetting, enforcement of immigration laws and transportation security in the U.S. 

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