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CBP to Leverage AI to Support Secure Supply Chain; Vincent Annunziato Quoted

Vincent Annunziato

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that the agency will leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to bolster a secure U.S. supply chain. AI will support the ingestion and analysis of the increasing amounts of data. CBP will utilize AI to analyze data sooner to further secure the supply chain. 

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GAO: DHS Chief Acquisition Officer Must Improve Vetting of Components’ Procurement Executives

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The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report stating that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) chief acquisition officer needs to improve the assessment of DHS units’ component acquisition executives (CAE). GAO said Tuesday that the DHS chief acquisition officer selects CAEs that handle DHS components' acquisition-related policies, workforce, data colection and reporting functions.

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CBP Unveils Website for Consolidated Biometrics Vetting Operations; Diane Sabatino Quoted

Diane Sabatino

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has launched a website to modernize the agency’s biometrics-based entry and exit passenger vetting operations. CBP created the website as part of its Biometric Entry-Exit initiative focused on verifying personal identities at ports of entry. The new site presents information on the CBP program including 3D models and data.

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Axon Wins Contract to Deliver Law Enforcement Technologies to CBP; Richard Coleman Quoted

Richard Coleman

Axon has secured a $13 million contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) signed to deliver Axon Body 3 cameras to 3,800 border patrol agents, the company reported on Wednesday. The order was received in the third quarter of 2020 and will ship in multiple phases throughout 2020 and 2021.

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Novetta Recognized for National Security Efforts Under NCIS RISER Program; Bill Dorr, Kevin Heald Quoted

Kevin Heald, VP of Information Explotation for Novetta

Novetta has been recognized by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) Technical Services Field Office Identity Activities Branch (TSFO-IA) for the company’s contributions to the RISER Program, which won “Best Technical Advancement” during the FedID awards. RISER is Government-off-the-Shelf (GOTS) software for rapid ingestion of biometric data from fingerprint cards. 

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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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Gov’t Tech Leaders on Addressing Security Risks of Edge Computing

Edge Computing

Technology executives at military and federal agencies said organizations should come up with security strategies to address vulnerabilities as edge computing becomes more viable driven by advancements in cloud, 5G, internet of things and other tech platforms, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

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CBP-Used Autonomous Surveillance Tech Gets Program of Record Status

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has designated a certain surveillance system as a program of record, allowing the technology to be continuously procured through allotted funds. CBP said its Autonomous Surveillance Towers, used by U.S. Border Patrol, are designed to autonomously facilitate surveillance on a 24-hour basis.

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