Posts Tagged: customs

Managing U.S. Customs and Border Protection

Kevin McAleenan, deputy commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection joined me on The Business of Government Hour to discuss CBP’s key strategic priorities, realigning its operational footprint, and pursuing innovative security strategies to promote lawful trade and travel. Here’s a snapshot of our discussion.

Changing the future of international trade

Every year, more merchandise flows across national borders. In the fiscal year of 2012 alone, $2.38 trillion in US-focused imports took place, representing a five percent increase over the previous year – a figure that is only magnified in the global landscape. Yet traditional customs activities and resources remain cumbersome, and success brings alongside it… Read more »

CBP Sets New Award Date for $1B Integrated Fixed Towers Contract

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has delayed an award of a contract worth at least $1 billion to deploy fixed communication towers along the U.S. border with Mexico by at least three months. CBP originally planned to award the Integrated Fixed Towers contract during the first quarter of fiscal year 2014 but now plans to… Read more »

DOJ CIO Luke McCormack Nominated for Lateral Move to DHS

Luke McCormack, a former chief information officer for the Department of Homeland Security‘s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, has been nominated to return to DHS as its CIO. He held the CIO role at ICE between 2005 and 2012 and has served as the Justice Department‘s CIO for one year, the White House announced Thursday…. Read more »

HR=Humans Represent: Federal IT Employee (or aspiring to be)? Jobs & Money – Are They Yours?

January definitely seems to be the month for the Federal Government as it relates to IT jobs is in the news. A couple of weeks ago I read about the upswing in Federal hiring as it relates to IT workers. Two examples: U.S. Customs & Border Protection’s Office of Information Technology will expand from 1,500… Read more »