Customs and Border Protection

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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Lori Vislocky

Sammies finalist from DHS developed technique for scanning visa applications faster

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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 Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up its social media tracking as part of an enhanced focus on domestic violent extremism. The move is a response ding to weaknesses exposed by the deadly Capitol insurrection but also raising longstanding concerns about protecting Americans’ civil liberties. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Customs and Border Protection modernizes a process most people don’t even know it does

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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 Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up its social media tracking as part of an enhanced focus on domestic violent extremism. The move is a response ding to weaknesses exposed by the deadly Capitol insurrection but also raising longstanding concerns about protecting Americans’ civil liberties. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Customs and Border Protection enhances international cooperation on supply chain security

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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 Department of Homeland Security plans to ramp up its social media tracking as part of an enhanced focus on domestic violent extremism. The move is a response ding to weaknesses exposed by the deadly Capitol insurrection but also raising longstanding concerns about protecting Americans’ civil liberties. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Now hiring at DHS: Resilient critical thinkers ready for the next pandemic

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OPM gives agencies green light to recreate labor-management forums, but they’re not required

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APIn this photo provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, some of the 70 live finches hidden inside hair rollers found Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport are displayed. Authorities say a passenger arriving from Guyana had the songbirds in a duffel bag. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP)

It doesn’t grab headlines, but CBP also combats people trying to smuggle animals of all sorts

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(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2015 file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters in northwest Washington. President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber roles in his administration.  Chris Inglis, a former NSA deputy director, is being nominated as the government's first national cyber director. Jen Easterly, a former deputy for counterterrorism at the NSA, has been tapped to run the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency at the Department of Homeland Security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

CBP: ‘Always proactive and staying ahead of advanced persistent threats’

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A traveler rides an escalator with her luggage as she arrives at the nearly empty JetBlue terminal at Logan Airport, Friday Nov. 20, 2020, in Boston. With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation's top public health agency pleaded with Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Customs and Border Protection creates a mobile app for mobile people

Tricia Kennedy and Sunil Madhugiri, of Customs and Border Protection, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin with a more detailed description.

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(AP Photo/Julio Cortez)A U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent looks on near a gate on the U.S.-Mexico border wall as agents take migrants into custody, Sunday, March 21, 2021, in Abram-Perezville, Texas. The fate of thousands of migrant families who have recently arrived at the Mexico border is being decided by a mysterious new system under President Joe Biden. U.S. authorities are releasing migrants with “acute vulnerabilities” and allowing them to pursue asylum. But it’s not clear why some are considered vulnerable and not others. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Border Protection by the numbers

Things are busy for Customs and Border Protection these days, and decision-making has to keep up. One of the proven ways for managers to make better decisions…

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The big secret of high-performing agencies

Finding people imbued with the idea of public service is only part of the federal manager’s job. You’ve also got to create conditions that sustain their passion.

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