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CBP News

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 If you missed it live, view an archived version of the chat here.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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DHS IG partners with CBP, ICE to investigate workforce corruption

The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general partnered with both Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel to investigate an increasing number of cases. Leaders of all three reported to a House subcommittee hearing that the collaboration has benefited the investigation process.

Thursday - 08/02/2012, 05:27am EDT
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U.S. Border Patrol to eliminate nine interior stations across the country

Budget pressures and a change in mission leads to cuts in U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Border stations in California, Montana, Idaho and Texas face closures that will affect 48 border patrol members.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 09:05pm EDT
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Witness to border shooting testifies to grand jury

umberto Navarrete told The Associated Press that he testified for about 90 minutes at a San Diego courthouse and told the grand jury he thought the border officials' actions were excessive.

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 07:28pm EDT

3 ICE agents shot, injured in SF Bay area incident

Three Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were shot and injured Thursday while serving "high-risk" warrants during an early morning sweep of San Francisco Bay area gang members, authorities said.

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 11:20pm EDT

Managing federal data centers

ThunderCat Technology founder Tom Deierlien joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help your agency with its data center consolidation.
May 1, 2012

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 12:31am EDT
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IG: DHS must improve recovering improper payments

The Homeland Security Department is complying with federal improper payments legislation, but the department can do more to recover improper payments, according to the DHS IG.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 02:16pm EDT

Winners and losers in DHS 2013 budget request

Thad Bingel, a principal at Command Consulting Group and former chief of staff at the Customs and Border Protection, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the winners and losers in the Homeland Security Department's 2013 budget request.

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 05:55pm EST
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