Tag Archives: U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Richard Spires Details DHS Consolidation, Integration Plans

The Department of Homeland Security plans to integrate its core missions to create synergies, Alice Lipowicz of Federal Computer Week reports. Richard Spires, DHS chief information officer, told attendees of a Northern Virginia AFCEA chapter event that DHS has already begun to integrate programs in its 13 major mission areas across …

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Sequel to SBInet Coming Soon?

In a high-profile move recently, the Department of Homeland Security canceled SBInet, a $1 billion border program, long under a microscope for underperforming. But don’t count high-tech border surveillance programs out just yet. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection last week issued a request for information from industry about “insight” …

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Napolitano Addresses Border-Protection Strategies in Montana

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday visited Montana to tour U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations and meet with state and local officials, law-enforcement personnel and private-sector stakeholders regarding DHS’ efforts to secure the Northern border. “We have made critical security enhancements along our Northern border, investing in …

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Obama Appoints Bersin to CBP Commissioner

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 57,000 employees have a new Commissioner, Alan Bersin. Bersin was recently appointed by President Obama to oversee the operation of CBP, which has a budget of more than $11 million. The new Commissioner said, “I believe CBP’s strength is based on the diligence, dedication, …

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