Tag Archives: Customs and Border Protection

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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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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House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA

CISA

The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25B in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020.

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

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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

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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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