Tag Archives: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Charles Armstrong Retires as CBP CIO, Led Cloud Transition Effort

Charles Armstrong has departed the role of chief information officer for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency, Fedscoop reported Friday. Greg Otto writes Armstrong aided the CBP in its effort to transition its applications to the cloud during his seven-year CIO tenure. Armstrong was previously the assistant commissioner within CBP’s Office of Information …

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Texas Seeks Input on Small Surveillance Balloons

The Texas Department of Public Safety has kicked off search for small surveillance balloons intended to help detect drug trafficking and smuggling on the border, Valley Central reported Friday. Dave Hendricks writes the department released a request for information in December for what it describes as light-weight and “rapidly deployable …

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Profile: Mark Borkowski, Asst Commissioner at CBP’s Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition

Mark Borkowski has served as the assistant commissioner and component acquisition executive of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection‘s Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition since 2010. He is responsible for the execution of technology efforts and the management of acquisition programs at CBP. He previously held the position of executive director at …

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House Panel’s DHS Appropriations Bill Sets $39B in Discretionary Funds

The House Appropriations Committee’s proposed fiscal year 2016 budget for the Department of Homeland Security includes $39.3 billion for discretionary spending and would block the funding of activities related to President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration. The committee said Wednesday the DHS appropriations bill allots $337 million less than the enacted …

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Wolf Tombe: Fed Acquisition Reforms Could Drive Innovation, Service Timeliness

Some federal agency and industry officials are pushing for a streamlined federal acquisition process to encourage and keep up with technology innovation, Fedscoop reported. Dan Verton writes that Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, said these changes could boost timeliness in service delivery and enable the private …

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