Tag Archives: CBP

FAA Proposes Safety Mgmt System Implementation Rule for Airport Security

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a supplemental notice of a proposed role for safety management systems in an effort to integrate proactive hazard identification and risk-management based principles on day-to-day operations at airports. The FAA said Tuesday it seeks to integrate the systems at any Part 139 airport either classified as small, medium or large hub in the …

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FBI Vet Mike Morgan Appointed Border Patrol Chief

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has appointed Mark Morgan, head of the FBI’s training division, as the new chief of the U.S. Border Patrol agency. Morgan was selected for the position through a nationwide search process that sought to gather potential executive candidates from within the Border Patrol and other federal law …

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JFK, Newark Airports Adopt CBP Mobile Passport Control App

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey have adopted the U.S. Customs and Border Protection‘s Mobile Passport Control app designed to help submit their customs declaration forms and passport information digitally. The free-to-use app does not collect new information sent by the user to CBP and …

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GAO to Review CBP’s Arizona Border Surveillance Tech Programs

The Government Accountability Office is set to review programs under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan to assess CBP’s implementation of GAO’s recommendations. CBP kicked off the deployment of technology for three border surveillance programs this month following recommendation from GAO that an independent entity …

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OpenTheBooks: DoD Has Transferred $2B in Surplus Military Gear to Local Police Depts Since 2006

OpenTheBooks, a watchdog group that monitors government spending activities, has found that the Defense Department has transferred approximately $2.2 billion in surplus military equipment to local police departments across the U.S. since 2006. Adam Andrzejewski, founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks, wrote in an opinion piece for Forbes published Tuesday the organization also …

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Douglas Maughan: DHS Seeks to Educate Tech Firms on Federal Demand

The Department of Homeland Security has asked Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to participate in a DHS program that aims to employ products and services from the technology hub, Federal Times reported Tuesday. Salvador Rodriguez writes DHS held an event on Friday where officials from the department and the Customs and Border Protection agency discussed their technology requirements …

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Profile: Michael Brown, CIO of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Michael Brown serves as the chief information officer of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He previously worked as executive director of the information technology services office at the Department of Homeland Security where he formed and led an $800 million per year organization that worked to deliver IT services across DHS. Brown also directed the enterprise infrastructure projects office …

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