Customs and Border Protection

  • On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

    May 15, 2012
  • On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

    April 05, 2012
  • A Defense Department program to share military equipment with federal, state and local agencies could ease budget pressure at the Homeland Security Department. Already, Customs and Border Protection has used military drones and radar-equipped airships to track drug smugglers and human traffickers.

    November 22, 2011
  • In an interview on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris, Brenda Smith, the executive director for trade policy and programs at CBP, said the a new \"simplified entry\" tool, which is currently in the testing phase, will help streamline data requirements for companies that import material into the United States.

    November 22, 2011
  • The Homeland Security Department proposed a rule that would prohibit employees in certain DHS components from participating in certain outside jobs and activities. By drafting the proposals, DHS leaders are trying to prevent perceptions of conflicts of interest.

    October 13, 2011
  • Fred Whiteside, project manager for the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer, Customs and Border Protection joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a panel discussion on cloud computing in government.

    September 28, 2011
  • The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has implemented a 2008 law that puts Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers on par with law enforcement officers when it comes to earning greater retirement benefits and qualifying for early retirement. It also requires CBP officers to retire by age 57.

    July 19, 2011
  • The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) brought forth a new plan, the Maritime Operations Coordination (MOC), that will improve cross-coordination efforts between the Coast Guard (USCG), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

    July 07, 2011
  • More than 125 U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees have been arrested or indicted on corruption charges since 2004. We get details from The Hill\'s Jordy Yager

    June 15, 2011
  • Agency chief information officers say the road to more agile acquisition and development of information technology has some speed bumps, including misaligned budgetary and acquisition cycles, and industry partners who are just as accustomed to the old way of doing things as the government is.

    May 27, 2011
  • Moths, snails, longhorn beetles, leafhoppers, miner flies and mites have been stopped at the border - before they could do damage. We get details from the CBP\'s Linda Cullen.

    April 19, 2011
  • A new southwestern border security technology strategy is in the works. We get details from CBS\'s Mark Borkowski.

    April 12, 2011
  • The Department of Homeland Security already has real-time access to biometric data maintained in the FBI\'s huge database of criminal records. Within the next year, it\'ll be able to share similar data with the Defense Department.

    March 01, 2011
  • On this week\'s show, host Mike Causey talks with NTEU president Colleen Kelley and Federal Times\' Steve Watkins about different budget plans being considered and how they might hit you, or your agency, in the wallet.

    February 16, 2011