Tag Archives: CBP

Ronald Vitiello Named Acting ICE Chief; Kirstjen Nielsen Comments

Ronald Vitiello, acting deputy commissioner of the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection, has been appointed by DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to succeed the retiring Tom Homan as acting director of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Vitiello’s appointment took effect Saturday, June 30, and he will also serve …

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GSA Signs 15-Year Lease for CBP’s Consolidated IT Office in Virginia

The Customs and Border Protection‘s Office of Information of Technology will move to consolidate its 11 separate locations into one facility through a 15-year lease agreement signed by the General Services Administration. CBP OIT will occupy a 444,595-rentable-square-foot office space at 22001 Loudoun County Parkway in Ashburn, Va., GSA said Thursday. The facility …

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DHS Supports Blockchain Projects, Standardization Efforts; Douglas Maughan Comments

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate has partnered with other DHS components and startup companies to develop blockchain-based technology platforms, GCN reported Tuesday. S&T also supports the World Wide Web Consortium in efforts to standardize the Verifiable Claims Data Model and Decentralized Identifiers. “Government must be informed and ensure blockchain technology …

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Sonny Bhagowalia Named CBP IT Deputy Assistant Commissioner

Sonny Bhagowalia, former chief information officer of the Treasury Department, has joined the Customs and Border Protection as deputy assistant commissioner at the agency’s information technology office, Federal Times reported Saturday. In his new role, Bhagowalia will lead CBP’s cybersecurity efforts and the development of automated interfaces between the agency and other …

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Kevin Roney: SoSOA Program Needs to Focus on User-Centered Feature

Kevin Roney, principal data scientist at the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate, has said there is a need for the department’s analytics enhancing system to make its user-centered feature as its focal point. DHS said Thursday Roney expects the System of Systems Operational Analytics program to sustain …

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Report: Senate Approves Kevin McAleenan as CBP Commissioner

The Senate has approved President Donald Trump’s nomination of Kevin McAleenan to lead the U.S. Customs and Border Protection through a 77-19 vote, The Hill reported Monday. McAleenan, who has served as CBP commissioner on an acting basis since January 2017, was nominated for the full-time position in March of last year. He manages approximately 60,000 …

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CBP Seeks to Bolster Trade Facilitation Posture Through E-Commerce Strategy

The Customs and Border Protection has implemented an e-commerce strategy to bolster its trade facilitation posture and protect domestic businesses and consumers from threats related to electronic trade. CBP said March 6 it seeks to address U.S. security and economic challenges from the growing number of imported small packages through the agency’s e-commerce …

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DHS S&T Develops Air Surveillance Standards for Border Protection

The Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate is developing air surveillance standards in an effort to help secure national airspace through the evaluation of current and future radar platforms. DHS S&T said Tuesday it will assess existing air surveillance capabilities and radars of the Customs and Border Protection‘s Air …

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Lawmakers Move to Expand DHS Cybersecurity Role

House and Senate lawmakers advanced two bills last Wednesday that would expand the Department of Homeland Security‘s cybersecurity mission. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a DHS reauthorization bill that would reorganize the department’s National Protection and Programs Directorate; secure personally identifiable information; and support cybersecurity research, Covington …

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