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President's immigration plan pushes DHS to restructure personnel, tighten border security

Under President Obama's executive order on immigration, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson released a slew of memos outlining the agency's push to reform its personnel structure, review premium pay, and better secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

Tags: Barack Obama , Jeh Johnson , DHS , ICE , ICE ERO , OCHCO , OMB , OPM , Congress , personnel , workforce , pay and benefits , immigration , executive order , Coast Guard , Citizenship and Immigration Services , Jory Heckman

Friday - 11/21/2014, 08:33am EST

John Wagner, Customs and Border Protection

Customs and Border Protection has brought a new service to Washington Dulles International Airport. Passengers can expect speedier trips through customs inspection thanks to passport kiosks. John Wagner is the acting assistant commissioner of the Office of Field Operations at CBP. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the program resulting in the kiosk installation.

Tags: John Wagner , Washington Dulles International Airport , passport , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 11/19/2014, 09:32am EST
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CBP: 155 force cases need more review

Mark Morgan, interim head of Customs and Border Protection's internal affairs office, said there was no timeline to complete the review and Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske had not decided what information to release on individual cases. One case resulted in a death.

Tags: Border Patrol , oversight , Mark Morgan

Friday - 09/12/2014, 07:40pm EDT

Crisis on the border

Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence at Stratfor, will discuss a wide range of border security issues with host Derrick Dortch.
August 22, 2014

Tags: workforce , border security , immigration , Mexican drug war , Fred Burton , Stratfor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access ,

Friday - 08/22/2014, 07:19pm EDT
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Ousted official accuses Border Patrol of cover-up

A Border Patrol official who was removed from his position in June is accusing the agency of covering up "highly suspect" deaths in clashes along the southern border.

Tags: Border Patrol , James Tomsheck , oversight

Monday - 08/18/2014, 06:28pm EDT

Crisis on the border

Fred Burton, vice president for Intelligence at Stratfor, will discuss a wide range of border security issues with host Derrick Dortch.
August 8, 2014

Tags: workforce , border security , immigration , Mexican drug war , Fred Burton , Stratfor , Derrick Dortch , Fed Access ,

Friday - 08/08/2014, 07:19pm EDT
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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
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