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CBP News

Just what do government workers do?

Ever wonder what feds who work at airports actually do? Many people complain that they mostly slow down important people, like us, who are on a mission or heading for vacation. But it turns out that they do some pretty dramatic and important stuff all the time, Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says.

Friday - 03/08/2013, 02:00am EST

Before furloughs, agencies must negotiate terms with unions

Customs and Border Protection became one of the first civilian agencies to notify the union that represents their employees that they want to begin discussing the implementation of furloughs under sequestration. NTEU and AFGE expect to hear from more agencies in the next two weeks if cuts from sequestration go into effect March 1.

Wednesday - 02/27/2013, 06:36am EST
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Head of Customs and Border Protection is retiring

Deputy Commissioner David Aguilar says he will be leaving the federal law enforcement agency at the end of March.

Friday - 02/08/2013, 11:09pm EST

Federal Drive Interviews -- Feb. 7, 2013

John Wagner of CBP talks about his agency's new customer service kiosk. Allyson Robinson of OutServe-SLDN discusses legal hurdles facing gay service members seeking equal treatment. Gary Barlet of USPS' Inspector General Office talks about smartphones and tablets. Greg Juneman of IFPTE discusses the impact of potential furloughs on members of his union. Former NASA CIO Molly O'Neill discusses Fed-RAMP security testing.

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 09:14am EST

Homeland Security secretary touts border safety

Napolitano says call for border safety before immigration reform is flawed argument

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 10:06am EST

CBP brings automated services to more than just travel elite

Building on the success of its Global Entry program for pre-enrolled travelers, U.S. Customs and Border Protection has developed a self-service kiosk that anyone can use. John Wagner, executive director for Admissibility and Passenger Programs at CBP, tells Agency of the Month about this and other new technologies coming to an airport near you.

Tuesday - 02/05/2013, 04:23pm EST
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Gov't spent $18 billion on immigration enforcement

The Obama administration spent more money on immigration enforcement in the last fiscal year than all other federal law enforcement agencies combined, according to a report on the government's enforcement efforts from a Washington think tank.

Monday - 01/07/2013, 05:30pm EST

Online Chat: Charlie Armstrong, CIO, CBP

Federal News Radio hosted an online chat with Charlie Armstrong, assistant commissioner and chief information officer at Customs and Border Protection. If you missed it live, view an archived version of the chat here.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 01:36pm EST

Border Patrol to stop interpreting

U.S. Border Patrol agents will no longer serve as interpreters when local law enforcement agencies request language help, according to a new decree issued by the Department of Homeland Security.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:08pm EST

Border Patrol under scrutiny for deadly force

A pair of Mexican drug smugglers in camouflage pants, bundles of marijuana strapped to their backs, scaled a 25 foot-high fence in the middle of the night, slipped quietly into the United States and dashed into the darkness.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 07:30pm EST

Border agents in contact before deadly shooting

A new report into a shooting that left a U.S. Border Patrol agent dead says three agents responding to an alarm were apparently in radio contact as they approached from opposite directions before opening fire on each other in the Arizona desert.

Saturday - 11/03/2012, 04:01am EDT

Mexican man pleads guilty in killing of US agent

A Mexican man accused in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has admitted he was part of a crew that sneaked into the United States to find marijuana smugglers to rob at the time of the fatal shooting.

Wednesday - 10/31/2012, 03:09am EDT

ACLU sues over photo restrictions at US border

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over restrictions on taking photos and recording video at ports of entry, saying the policy prohibits the public from documenting possible misconduct by authorities.

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 10:44pm EDT

FBI: Friendly fire likely in border shootings

A preliminary investigation has found friendly fire likely was to blame in a shooting that killed one federal agent and wounded another along the Arizona-Mexico border, the FBI said Friday.

Friday - 10/05/2012, 11:12pm EDT

Budget pressures lead to missed contracting deadlines for CBP

The agency has chosen to let some acquisition schedules slip, as a solution to constrained budgets. By doing so, CBP increases the likelihood of successful acquisition projects, said an agency executive.

Monday - 09/24/2012, 05:27pm EDT

CBP employees develop mobile doc scanner

Since March 2010, the device has helped to catch 450 drug traffickers, weapons smugglers and potential terror suspects. The developers of the technology are finalists for the 2012 Service to America Medal.

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 09:58am EDT
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Former Border Patrol union head denies fraud

The former, longtime national leader of the union representing Border Patrol agents on Friday called a federal indictment alleging that he siphoned hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds "a wild goose chase."

Friday - 08/17/2012, 07:15pm EDT

Treasury tackles IT reviews in a new way

Not all agencies are using TechStat for IT projects that are in trouble. In an exclusive report, Federal News Radio finds agencies are seeing unexpected benefits in applying the evaluation tool to programs that are on track. Treasury used TechStat to figure out how best to consolidate three procurement systems.

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 05:16am EDT
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IT projects pulled from brink of failure

TechStat is rarely about shutting down problematic technology programs. In an exclusive report, Federal News Radio examines how agencies are using the analysis to support existing improvement plans, to move to agile development and to change its relationship with contractors. CBP, NARA and the FBI are recent examples of agencies taking advantage of the visibility and transparency TechStat brings to get programs back on track and completed.

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 05:16am EDT
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Inside the Border Patrol

George McCubbin, head of AFGE's National Border Patrol Council, shares what it's like on the job of a border patrol agent.
August 8, 2012(Encore presentation August 22, 2012)

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 01:16pm EDT
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