Tag Archives: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

CBP Implements Mobile Passport Control Tool at Sacramento Intl Airport; Brian Humphrey Comments

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has implemented the Mobile Passport Control application in California’s Sacramento International Airport as part of efforts to speed up processing at major international airports. CBP said Thursday the app is designed to help travelers submit their passport data and other information to the agency through their mobile …

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CBP Begins Air & Marine Surveillance Center Expansion Project

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has begun work to expand CBP’s Air and Marine Operations Center at March Air Reserve Base in California. CBP said Wednesday it established AMOC to help law enforcement personnel detect, identify, monitor and direct the interdiction of suspect aviation and maritime targets. “This 22,000-square-foot expansion will allow us to …

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DHS S&T Conducts First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise

The Department of Homeland Security held the First Responder Electronic Jamming Exercise at the White Sand Missile Range in New Mexico in an effort to combat electronic jamming of first responders’ radio communications systems. DHS said Wednesday its agency’s science and technology directorate sought to prevent communication interference through the use of jamming prevention, detection and …

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FAA Proposes Safety Mgmt System Implementation Rule for Airport Security

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a supplemental notice of a proposed role for safety management systems in an effort to integrate proactive hazard identification and risk-management based principles on day-to-day operations at airports. The FAA said Tuesday it seeks to integrate the systems at any Part 139 airport either classified as small, medium or large hub in the …

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FBI Vet Mike Morgan Appointed Border Patrol Chief

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection has appointed Mark Morgan, head of the FBI’s training division, as the new chief of the U.S. Border Patrol agency. Morgan was selected for the position through a nationwide search process that sought to gather potential executive candidates from within the Border Patrol and other federal law …

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JFK, Newark Airports Adopt CBP Mobile Passport Control App

John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City and Liberty International Airport in Newark, New Jersey have adopted the U.S. Customs and Border Protection‘s Mobile Passport Control app designed to help submit their customs declaration forms and passport information digitally. The free-to-use app does not collect new information sent by the user to CBP and …

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CBP Tests Updated Departure Data System at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport; John Wagner Comments

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency has kicked off the testing phase for its updated departure data processing system at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to advance CBP’s biometric exit initiative. CBP seeks to automate the way travelers’ images taken upon departure from the U.S. are compared with previously provided photos in …

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GAO to Review CBP’s Arizona Border Surveillance Tech Programs

The Government Accountability Office is set to review programs under the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan to assess CBP’s implementation of GAO’s recommendations. CBP kicked off the deployment of technology for three border surveillance programs this month following recommendation from GAO that an independent entity …

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Profile: Michael Brown, CIO of Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Michael Brown serves as the chief information officer of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He previously worked as executive director of the information technology services office at the Department of Homeland Security where he formed and led an $800 million per year organization that worked to deliver IT services across DHS. Brown also directed the enterprise infrastructure projects office …

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