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Joe Petrillo, Procurement Attorney, Petrillo & Powell PLLC

When awarding a competitively-bid contract on past performance, you better make sure you look carefully at references the bidders provide. Immigration and Customs Enforcement found this out the hard way. It lost a protest when a services contractor complained ICE didn't do its due diligence on past performance. The Government Accountability Office agreed. In this week's Legal Loop Segment, procurement attorney Joe Petrillo of Petrillo and Powell tells Tom Temin on the Federal Drive about the lessons learned from the case.

Tags: Joe Petrillo , contracting , GSA , Legal Loop , Petrillo and Powell , DHS

Thursday - 12/11/2014, 12:26pm EST
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Bruce Foucart, Acting Director, Intellectual Property Rights Center, ICE

The end-of-year holiday shopping season always seems to suck in a torrent of counterfeit merchandise, everything from faux Louis Vuitton baggage to fake car tires. It's also when federal agencies charged with stopping trade in counterfeits swing into high gear. A group of federal partners team up with industry and nonprofit organizations to warn consumers of holiday shopping scams. Bruce Foucart is the Acting Director of the Intellectual Property Rights Center within Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain why they've stepped up their effort.

Tags: Bruce Foucart , Counterfeit products , Intellectual Property Rights Center , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , DHS

Tuesday - 12/09/2014, 10:07am EST
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What will the President's immigration plan mean for CBP, ICE employees?

John Adler of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association wondered what impact President Barack Obama's executive order on immigration would have on the resources of CBP and ICE officers.

Tags: Jon Adler , FLEOA , CBP , DHS , workforce , border patrol agents , executive order , Barack Obama , Michael OConnell , Coast Guard

Monday - 12/01/2014, 05:40pm EST
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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 ERO , OCHCO , OMB , OPM , Congress , personnel , workforce , pay and benefits , immigration , executive order , Coast Guard , Customs and Border Protection , Citizenship and Immigration Services , Jory Heckman

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

Kevin Downey, Web Content Manager, ICE

A new redesign is complete at ICE.gov. The changes there are deeper than just a new look. Kevin Downey is Web content manager for Immigration and Customs Enforcement. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained why ICE needed a change.

Tags: Kevin Downey , In Depth

Wednesday - 11/05/2014, 04:18pm EST
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Ebola and your job description

Over the coming weeks and months, many federal workers and military personnel will be involved in the fight to contain, then isolate and eliminate the disease. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders what measures agencies will be taking to protect those workers.

Tags: Mike Causey , Mike Causeys Federal Report , workforce , CBP , Ebola

Monday - 10/20/2014, 02:00am EDT

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

You might say Customs and Border Protection had a busy summer. The agency had to deal with a surge of unaccompanied minors. Tens of thousands of them flooded across the Mexican border. CBP handled all it with limited funding. It also faced claims that agents used excessive force at detention centers and against people trying to cross into the United States illegally. Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss the next steps.

Tags: Gil Kerlikowske , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , CBP , immigration ,

Monday - 10/13/2014, 03:32pm EDT
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How ICE has found success with online training

Although cutbacks in training and travel normally create challenges, Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitor Program is benefiting from its money-saving transition to online conferencing.

Tags: Stephanie Wasko , Rachel Canty , Student and Exchange Visitor Program , technology , travel restrictions

Wednesday - 07/16/2014, 05:03pm EDT
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Rachel Canty, Student and Exchange Visitor Program, ICE

Just about every agency in government has suffered from cutbacks in training and travel funding. But at Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Student and Exchange Visitor Program, talking with the stakeholders in the educational institutions they oversee is a core part of the mission, so when conferences got cut back, leaders knew they had to find another way to engage. They've since moved most of their training programs online. Rachel Canty is deputy director for SEVP. She said the agency's more than happy with the results on In Depth with guest host Jared Serbu.

Tags: Student and Exchange Visitor Program , Rachel Canty , travel restrictions

Tuesday - 07/15/2014, 05:05pm EDT
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Jim Porter and Capt. Deanna Gephart, ICE

A new electronic health records system is up and running at an agency you might not think of as a healthcare provider. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's system satisfies end users and hit deadline and funding targets. Capt. Deanna Gephart is Assistant director of Health Records at Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Jim Porter is electronic health records program manager for Enforcement and Removal Operations and Acting Branch Director at ICE. Gephart explained on In Depth with Francis Rose what ICE had before they began the trek to the system they have now.

Tags: Jim Porter , Deanna Gephart , In Depth

Tuesday - 07/01/2014, 04:30pm EDT
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