Tag Archives: CBP

DHS S&T Helps CBP Address Migrant Safety Issues

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate is pursuing an effort to boost the safety of borders and protect migrants from environmental dangers. DHS S&T is helping U.S. Customs and Border Protection execute the Missing Migrants Program that aims to address the safety hazards surrounding migrants wanting to enter the country, the department said Wednesday.

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Kevin McAleenan, Former DHS Secretary, Named as AE Industrial Operating Partner; David Rowe Quoted

AE Industrial Partners has appointed Kevin McAleenan, former acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, as an Operating Partner, effective immediately, to grow the company’s portfolio, AEI reported on Tuesday. He will also join the board of directors at AEI portfolio companies, Gryphon Technologies and American Pacific Corporation.

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CBP Uses Eye-Tracking Tech for Impostor Detection. ID Validation Training

New U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers use an eye-tracking technology jointly developed by CBP, the Department of Homeland Security's science and technology directorate and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to increase their ability to validate the identities of people entering the country.

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NGA CIO Mark Andress to Serve as Keynote Speaker for Potomac Officers Club’s CIO Forum 2020 on Jan. 23rd

Mark Andress, chief information officer of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), will be featured as a keynote speaker during Potomac Officers Club’s CIO Forum 2020 on Thursday, Jan. 23rd. Click here to register for POC’s CIO Forum 2020.

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House Bill to Boost Use of Detection Technology at US Borders

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

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DHS Selects U.K.-Based Business to Deliver Airport Passenger-Measuring System

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.

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William Bryan: DHS Must Work With Partners on Blockchain Dev’t

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.

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