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Gil Kerlikowske, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection

More than 3,000 Border Patrol agents are working along the Texas-Mexico border as the nation deals with a surge in illegal immigration. Before President Barack Obama declared the influx of unaccompanied children and teenagers a humanitarian crisis, Customs and Border Protection was already in need of more hands. It had announced plans to hire 2,000 officers. Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to give a close up view at the stresses on the border patrol.

Tags: Gil Kerlikowske , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Emily Kopp

Friday - 07/25/2014, 10:12am EDT
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Homeland Security awards contract for border towers

The Homeland Security Department has awarded a $145 million contract for a series of border security towers to be built along the Mexican border in Arizona.

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , DHS , EFW Inc.

Thursday - 02/27/2014, 07:30pm EST

The skeletons in our closets

Last week, we wrote about the government profiling chicken skeletons from China. Admittedly, the news flow is slow in August, but it was a legitimate story. So we asked why it happens, and what would you do with a pair of chicken skeletons from China. The results, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey, are shocking for August.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 02:00am EDT

Illegal chicken skeletons: What's in your job description?

So what would you do if somebody gave you a gift of a pair of Chinese chicken skeletons? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey asks. Do you put them on the mantle, use them as a centerpiece or quietly re-gift? What Uncle Sam does is check them for bugs and return them to the sender.

Tags: Mike Causey , federal report , workforce ,

Friday - 08/16/2013, 02:00am EDT

CBP upgrades its P-3 aircraft

Customs and Border Protection's P-3 aircraft are important parts of the agency's work along the southern border of the United States to stop drugs coming into the country.

Tags: DHS , photo gallery

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 02:27pm EDT

Arrested student entered US without visa

One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa.

Tags: DHS , Boston bombings

Thursday - 05/02/2013, 10:02am EDT

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.

Tags: technology , oversight , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Vivek Kundra , NARA , Mike Wash , Scott Stovall , FBI , Jeffrey Johnson , Linda Jacksta , ACE , ERA , Sentinel , TechStat , Inside TechStat , Jason Miller , exclusive

Wednesday - 08/15/2012, 05:16am EDT
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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

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , data center , Data center consolidation , Tom Deierlien , Thundercat Technology , DFAS , Army Corps of Engineers , NetApp , Knight Point Systems , Riverbed , FDCCIConnect.com , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 12:31am EDT
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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 , CBP , Union Pacific , C-TPAT , border violence , public-private partnerships

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