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The new Predator-B Unmanned Aerial System will be the fourth launched at at the National Air Security Operations Center in Sierra Vista, Ariz., and the second of two aircrafts earmarked in an August 2010 budget supplemental.
Alan Bersin is resigning as the commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol at the end of the year.
The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.
A Defense Department program to share military equipment with federal, state and local agencies could ease budget pressure at the Homeland Security Department. Already, Customs and Border Protection has used military drones and radar-equipped airships to track drug smugglers and human traffickers.
In an interview on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris, Brenda Smith, the executive director for trade policy and programs at CBP, said the a new "simplified entry" tool, which is currently in the testing phase, will help streamline data requirements for companies that import material into the United States.
The Senate voted Tuesday to effectively block the Justice Department from undertaking gun-smuggling probes like the flawed "Operation Fast and Furious" aimed at breaking up networks running guns to Mexican drug cartels but that lost track of hundreds of the weapons, some of which were used to commit crimes in Mexico and the United States.
Maj. Gen. (Ret. USAF) Michael Kostelnik
Assistant Commissioner, Air and Marine Operations, Customs and Border Protection
July 2, 2009
CBP, under Ahern's leadership, has proven singularly incapable of preventing drug smuggling across the US-Mexican border.
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Originally aired August 10th at 3:05pm
Tags: technology , border security , Secure Border Initiative , SBINet , Greg Giddens , DHS , john macdonald , judge david neal , pt wright , US-VISIT , elaine dezenski , Jim Flyzik , Tom Trezza , Unisys
David V. Aguilar
Chief, U.S. Border Patrol
July 9, 2009