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Former CBP chief Bersin in new DHS role

DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano announced Alan Bersin had been appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the department's first assistant secretary of international affairs. Bersin, who served as the commissioner of Customs and Border Protection in a recess appointment, resigned last month after Congress adjourned without voting to confirm his appointment.

Tags: DHS , Alan Bersin , David Aguilar , Thomas Winkowski , people , Janet Napolitano

Monday - 01/02/2012, 08:11pm EST

CBP expands drone presence

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.

Tags: drones , Predator B , DHS

Wednesday - 12/28/2011, 09:40pm EST

CBP commissioner to step down

Alan Bersin is resigning as the commissioner of Customs and Border Patrol at the end of the year.

Tags: Alan Bersin , Senate , Barack Obama , people

Thursday - 12/22/2011, 03:32pm EST

Monday morning federal headlines - Dec. 19, 2011

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 users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , SEC ,

Monday - 12/19/2011, 08:03am EST

DoD saving CBP's bottom line

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.

Tags: DHS , DoD , GAO , SBINet , budget , Paul Stockton , Candice Miller , Richard Stana , Mark Borkowski , House Homeland Security Committee , Ruben Gomez

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 05:38pm EST

CBP eyes streamlined import process

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.

Tags: Brenda Smith , DHS , import security , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Amy Morris

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 09:39am EST

Senate votes to end DoJ's 'Fast and Furious' gun program

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.

Tags: DoJ , Operation Fast and Furious , Congress , ATF , Eric Holder

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 09:24pm EDT

Department of Homeland Security

Maj. Gen. (Ret. USAF) Michael Kostelnik
Assistant Commissioner, Air and Marine Operations, Customs and Border Protection
July 2, 2009

Tags: mngt , Michael Kostelnik , DHS

Saturday - 06/27/2009, 01:59pm EDT

CBP's costly border blunders

CBP, under Ahern's leadership, has proven singularly incapable of preventing drug smuggling across the US-Mexican border.

Tags: Jayson Ahern , Customs and Border Protection , Union Pacific , C-TPAT , border violence , public-private partnerships

Monday - 03/23/2009, 02:28pm EDT

Border Security

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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

Wednesday - 07/26/2006, 12:26pm EDT
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