border security

  • The busiest land border crossing in Western Hemisphere is expanding

    The port, on the border with Mexico, has undergone a big expansion that speeds things up and helps Customs and Border Protection carry out its inspections.

  • Congress has full agenda ahead of July 4th recess, can they get it done?

    Members will see appropriations for border security, senators must decide on a course for the Defense Department, and the House gets a budget for VA.

  • More immigration judges, consolidation color DOJ 2020 budget request

    Despite a proposed nearly $700 million budget decrease and several consolidations, the Justice Department wants more FTEs in fiscal 2020.

  • Understanding Border Security from the Front Lines

    The U.S. borders have inundated news cycles in recent months. To find out what’s really going on, tune in to FEDtalk to hear a group of federal law enforcement professionals discuss what they experience at the border and what they need to do their mission.

  • Asking border patrol agents could help policy talks go smoother

    If you want to know the best way to secure the border, why not ask the people who do the securing day-to-day? That’s the suggestion from Tom Kochan, a management professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

  • Shutdown ends, but another could be right around the corner

    In today’s Federal Newscast, President Donald Trump hints that another government shutdown is likely after funding runs out again in three weeks.

  • Trump releases final 2018 budget proposal, touts $3.6T in spending cuts over 10 years

    Many of the ideas President Donald Trump outlined in his March budget blueprint remain the same in his final budget proposal, which he released Tuesday. But federal employees will notice other proposals that are new — and have the potential to impact them directly.

  • John Roth, Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security

    Eight years after unmanned aircraft became a part of border security, the effectiveness of the program remains a question mark. A new Homeland Security inspector general audit reveals, Customs and Border Protection never developed performance measures. Investigators found aircraft don’t meet flight goals. And, CBP has way undercalculated flight costs. John Roth is the Inspector General at Homeland Security. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the report and the future of the drone program.

  • 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

  • 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