Tag Archives: Customs and Border Protection

MarkLogic’s Kevin Shelly: Agency Culture is Key to Unstructured Govt Data Mgmt

Kevin Shelly of MarkLogic has addressed data management issues in the government during a panel discussion with officials from the Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Army and Customs and Border Protection agency, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Phil Goldstein writes Shelly, vice president for MarkLogic’s public sector business, explained to his audience …

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Fedscoop: Beth Killoran Named HHS Acting CIO

Beth Killoran has been appointed acting chief information officer and interim deputy assistant secretary for information technology at the Department of Health and Human Services, Fedscoop reported Wednesday. Billy Mitchell writes Killoran’s appointment follows Frank Baitman’s resignation from his post as HHS CIO in November to explore other professional opportunities. Killoran will continue to serve as …

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DHS Revives Elbit Systems-Built Border Monitoring System in Arizona

The Department of Homeland Security has restored the operations of a border monitoring system in southern Arizona built by Elbit Systems of America, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Aliya Sternstein writes local border patrol personnel have started to use the virtual wall to track human trafficking and drug smuggling activities after a two-week evaluation …

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CBP’s Wolf Tombe: FirstNet Could Expand Border Comms Services

Wolf Tombe, Customs and Border Protection’s chief technology officer, sees the FirstNet broadband network expanding the coverage of communications services at the border for emergencies and public safety operations, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell writes the First Responder Network Authority system is designed to provide wireless communications for emergency responders nationwide using …

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House Committee Allots $39.7B for Homeland Security; Rep. Hal Rogers Comments

The House Appropriations Committee has released its bill to allocate $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security during fiscal year 2015. The Homeland Security Appropriations bill is meant to prioritize counterterrorism missions, threat-targeting activities and tactical equipment, the committee said Friday. The House is set to consider the …

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