Tag Archives: CBP

CBP Delaying Furloughs

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has delayed furloughs of agency employees pending a review of the new continuing resolution, according to the Washington Post. Thomas Winkowski, CBP deputy commissioner, said in a memo obtained by the Post that the CR helped the agency mitigate some impacts of reduced funding on …

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CBP Furloughs Starting April 21

Customs and Border Protection has started sending furlough notices to all of its 60,000 employees as the agency aims to make $754 million in cuts required under sequestration, GovExec reports. Furloughs will start April 21 and continue through Sept. 30, the end of fiscal year 2013, according to a memo …

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CBP Chief David Aguilar Retiring

David Aguilar, head of Customs and Border Protection, will retire at the end of March after a three-year term as the agency’s acting chief and a 31-year career with U.S. border agencies. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano did not name a successor in announcing Aguilar’s retirement, Government Security News reports. …

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Profile: Mark Borkowski, CBP OTIA Asst Commissioner

Mark Borkowski is assistant commissioner for the Customs and Border Protection agency’s office of technology innovation and acquisition, overseeing the agency’s initiatives to align technology with missions. He is also responsible for acquisition and program management within the organization. As CBP’s component acquisition executive, he evaluates whether acquisitions support a …

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Breakdown of Agencies, Contract Spending for FY 2012

Some agency budgets were dealt cuts while others received increases in the fiscal year 2012 spending deal struck last week. In the mix of ups and downs, contractors came away with more certainty. In Monday’s Capital Business, Kevin Plexico, vice president of federal information solutions for research firm Deltek, outlined the allocated …

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CBP & DHS Inspector General to Fight Corruption Together

Customs and Border Protection will partner with the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General to investigate corruption within CBP, the agency announced Friday. CBP will immediately start sending internal affairs agents to OIG field offices. The CBP agents will participate in new and ongoing investigations of alleged corruption and other …

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TSA & CBP Offer Summer Travel Tips

As Memorial Day weekend comes to a close, the warmer season has begun with summer vacations and travels. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Transportation Security Administration published some travel tips late last week for travelers to review to ensure safe, enjoyable trips. The CBP reminds vacationers to make …

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