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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.

Tags: budget , DHS , Mark Borkowski , Nick Nayak , aquisition , contracting , Ruben Gomez

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.

Tags: Thomas Roland , Nael Samha , DHS , mobile , technology , Service to America , Federal Drive , terrorism

Tuesday - 08/21/2012, 09:58am EDT
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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.

Tags: technology , management , acquisition , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Treasury , Robyn East , Paul Sforza , Linda Jacksta , DHS , TechStat , Inside TechStat , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 05:16am 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.

Tags: DHS , ICE , management , oversight , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Charles Edwards , David Aguilar , Daniel Ragsdale , Esther Carey , Ruben Gomez

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.

Tags: In Depth , Border Patrol , management , budget , Thad Bingel , ICE , DHS , Keith BieryGolick

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.

Tags: Justice Department , DHS

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

In Depth interviews - July 11

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Lee Dougherty , Thad Bingel , GSA schedules , U.S. Border Patrol

Thursday - 07/12/2012, 01:49am EDT

DHS underscores efforts to battle corruption

The Customs and Border Protection directorate wants to weed out agents who "go bad" years into their careers, using more lie detector tests. Background checks at the Transportation Security Administration have kept more than 5,000 potentially bad actors from joining the TSA workforce. At Immigration and Customs Enforcement, leaders emphasize the importance of employee outreach and education to prevent corruption.

Tags: corruption , oversight , management , ICE , DHS , Thomas Winkowski , James Duncan , Timothy Moynihan , Michael McCaul , House Homeland Security Committee , Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations and Management , ethics , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 05:00am EDT
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In Depth interviews - May 22

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Adam Kinzinger , Tom Shoop , GovExec , Stan Czerwinski , GAO , Mark Borkowski ,

Tuesday - 05/22/2012, 04:24pm EDT
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