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CBP stopping bugs at the border

Moths, snails, longhorn beetles, leafhoppers, miner flies and mites have been stopped at the border - before they could do damage. We get details from the CBP's Linda Cullen.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , USDA , Linda Cullen

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 09:31am EDT
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SBInet lives on in parts of DHS border protection plan

A new southwestern border security technology strategy is in the works. We get details from CBS's Mark Borkowski.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , SBINet , technology , acquisition , management , contracting , Mark Borkowski , OTIA

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 10:08am EDT
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DHS to gain real-time access to DoD biometrics

The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI's huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it'll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

Tags: DoD , technology , DHS , biometrics , U.S. Visit , Secure Communities Program , TSA , FBI , Next, LLC , AFCEA , Stephanie Rowe , Bob Mocny , Thomas Killion , Dan Roberts , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 07:18am EST
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The budget, new and old, and your agency

On this week's show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

Tags: pay and benefits , Your Turn with Mike Causey , NTEU , Federal Times , Colleen Kelley , Steve Watkins , Sean Reilly , FY 2011 budget , FY 2010 budget , continuing resolution , IRS , SBA , SEC , Customs and Border Protection , HHS , USPS , DHS

Wednesday - 02/16/2011, 12:00pm EST
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DHS ends SBINet virtual fence

The controversial project to build an electronic fence along the country's southern border is being terminated.

Tags: DHS , SBINet , technology , immigration , terrorism , Bennie Thompson , Joe Lieberman , security , virtual fence , Janet Napolitano , Peter King

Friday - 01/14/2011, 03:30pm EST
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CBP to cut its IT contractor workforce in half

The agency plans on hiring 500 more federal employees in 2011. Officials said they could save $40 million by reducing the number of vendor employees. CBP also is hiring more lower-level employees to help keep the pipeline of skills flowing.

Tags: contracting , technology , pay and benefits , industry , DHS , Ken Ritchhart , IT workforce , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:51am EST

CBP to recompete $1 billion in contracts in 2011

The agency needs to lower IT contract costs to use money for staff and other mission-critical needs. Customs and Border Protection must deal with a several hundred million dollar technology budget cut while needing to update its infrastructure.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , pay and benefits , Ken Ritchhart , DHS , IAC , technology services , spending cuts , performance-based contracting , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 06:45am EST
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DHS Security Operations Center: watching the agency's networks

Alma Cole leads the SOC, tasked with cybersecurity for DHS and its component agencies.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , DHS , cybersecurity , technology , Alma Cole , SOC , US-CERT

Monday - 10/04/2010, 07:46pm EDT
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The Hunt: CBP's more complicated mission

The arrest of Faisal Shahzad is a sign of things to come says CBP Commissioner Alan Bersin.

Tags: Federal Drive , The Hunt , DHS , Alan Bersin , JJ Green

Wednesday - 09/15/2010, 08:40am EDT
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DHS installs new security measures on the border

The new, border-wide use of the Predator aircraft marks an unprecedented amount of resources directed to the southwest. Michael Kostelnik, the Assistant Commissioner of the Office of Air and Marine for Customs and Border Protection explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , DHS , management , technology , security , drones , Predator-B Unmanned Aerial Systems , Michael Kostelnik , border security

Tuesday - 09/14/2010, 09:40am EDT
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