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House Panel-Approved FY 2020 DHS Spending Package Includes $2B for Cyber Agency

The House Appropriations Committee passed a bill to authorize approximately $2 billion in fiscal year 2020 for the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, reflecting a $408 million increase from the president’s budget request, FCW reported Tuesday.

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CBP Reports Breach of Travelers’ Photos, License Plate Images

The Customs and Border Protection said a cyber attack on a federal subcontractor compromised photos of travelers and license plates, The Washington Post reported Monday. CBP said the data breach was discovered on May 31 and did not include travel document images and other identifying information.

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Modern-Day Requirements Support a ‘Results-Driven’ Approach for Customs and Border Protection’s IT Modernization Efforts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) earlier this month released its 2020 to 2025 Strategy document which focuses on three main goals, the third of which outlines how the agency will invest in technology and partnerships to confront emerging threats. 

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CBP to Install ROAM Boat Reporting Apps at Michigan

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection will implement a mobile application designed for small boat reporting functions at four different locations within Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. The Reporting Offsite Arrival-Mobile app will allow users to perform remote inspection efforts with a CBP officer at the Northern Lower Michigan and Eastern Upper Peninsula areas, the agency said Monday.

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CBP Awards Task Order for Analytics Support

U.S. Customs and Border Protection issued a five-year, $35.8 million task order for analytics services in support of the agency's Office of Information and Technology. The task order provides for analytics on enforcement, trade and enterprise and is filed under CBP's Enterprise Business Management Support Services blanket purchase agreement, the agency said Friday.

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Former Inspector General John Roth Talks DHS Leadership Vacancies at House Panel Hearing

John Roth, former inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security, said current vacancies in the upper echelon of DHS affect the department’s ability to move forward, CNN reported Wednesday. "This lack of settled leadership contributes to the significant morale problems that are endemic to DHS components," Roth said Wednesday in his written testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee.

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Kevin McAleenan: DHS Merging All Immigrant Processing IT Systems

Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and 2018 Wash100 Award winner, said DHS will request more funds through a fiscal year 2019 supplemental request and FY 2020 budget request to better implement its immigration policies and perform upgrades to its information technology systems, FCW reported Tuesday. He told a House Appropriations subcommittee the department intends to combine all immigrant processing IT systems used by the Customs and Border Protection and other agencies within DHS through an “immigration portal.” 

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John Sanders Named CBP Acting Commissioner

John Sanders, a more than 30-year national security veteran and chief operating officer of Customs and Border Protection, has been named acting commissioner of the CBP. "Sanders has proven instrumental to advancing CBP’s mission and organizational priorities across the agency," Kevin McAleenan, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said in a statement released Monday

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Report: Trump Eyes TSA Chief David Pekoske for Acting DHS Deputy Secretary Role

The Trump administration is expected to appoint David Pekoske, head of the Transportation Security Administration, as the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, CNN reported Wednesday. Two administration officials revealed that Pekoske will succeed Claire Grady, who has served as interim DHS deputy secretary the last two years. 

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