Customs and Border Protection

Mark Borkowski

For CBP, supply chain risk is much more than just cybersecurity

Mark Borkowski, the assistant commissioner in the Office of Acquisition and the chief acquisition officer at CBP in the Homeland Security Department said…

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(AP Photo/Eric Gay)FILE - Border Patrol agents hold a news conference prior to a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas, May 2, 2019. A special Customs and Border Protection unit used sensitive government databases intended to track terrorists to investigate as many as 20 U.S.-based journalists, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning Associated Press reporter, according to a federal watchdog. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Senators warn USPS, CBP fall short on legislation to stop opioids in the mail

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(AP Photo/John Locher)FILE - A man receives a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination site in Las Vegas. More than 90% of federal workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by Monday’s deadline set by President Joe Biden. Biden announced in September that all federal workers were required to undergo vaccination, with no test-out option, unless they secured an approved medical or religious exemption.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Some 90% of federal employees are at least partially vaccinated by deadline, White House says

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(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2020, file photo a U.S. Department of Homeland Security plaque is displayed a podium as international passengers arrive at Miami international Airport where they are screened by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in Miami. The damned-if-you-pay-damned-if-you-don’t dilemma on ransomware payments has left U.S. officials fumbling about how to respond. While the Biden administration “strongly discourages” paying, it recognizes that failing to pay would be suicidal for some victims. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

DHS asks for help on maintaining wellness of its operational employees

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(Photo by Glenn Fawcett)As part of CBP’s one-to-one biometric facial recognition testing on inbound, international flights, a traveler has his photo taken and compared against his passport photo to confirm his identity at Dulles Airport. Photo by Glenn Fawcett

CBP building on facial recognition successes as travelers reap benefits of expedited process

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White House pitches billions in supplemental funding for upcoming continuing resolution

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AP Photo/Eric GayFILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2019 file photo, Border Patrol agents hold a news conference prior to a media tour of a new U.S. Customs and Border Protection temporary facility near the Donna International Bridge in Donna, Texas. President Joe Biden’s administration is refusing to allow lawyers who inspect facilities where immigrant children are detained to enter a Border Patrol tent in Texas where agents are holding hundreds of youths. The attorneys say they were allowed to speak to children at the facility in Donna on Thursday, March 11, 2021 but were denied the chance to see the areas where the youths were being held. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

CBP CIO says agency ahead of schedule migrating apps to the cloud

Customs and Border Protection is ahead of schedule with its cloud migration, having moved nearly half of its inventory of applications to the cloud.

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OPM, VA recount digital transformation hits and misses

Siloed teams, inefficient legacy systems, massive amounts of data and unique customer needs await any agency embarking on the journey.

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file image from video, Jeff Zients, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president., Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, chair of the COVID-19 health equity task force, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team,, appear on screen during a White House briefing on the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington. (White House via AP, File)

GAO: Agencies could’ve been more transparent in pandemic response OTA’s

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies spent billions on urgent COVID-related contracts, but they neglected to report some important award information.

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