Homeland Security Department Secretary Jeh Johnson has given Customs and Border Protection the authority to convert qualified internal affairs employees from general investigators to criminal investigators in order to pursue its employees for alleged criminal misconduct.
An internal audit found that the Homeland Security Department's IT systems and assets at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport had inadequate security measures, which could potentially be exploited or compromised.
The centralized leadership training that the Homeland Security Department oversees for its components sometimes isn't all applicable to those components, says a report from the Government Accountability Office.
Customs and Border Protection built employee housing in an Arizona town that cost nearly eight times as much as the town's average home price.
The Transportation Security Administration's TSA PreCheck program has enrolled more than half a million travelers since it was launched in December. The Customs and Border Protection's has enrolled more than three million travelers in its Global Entry, NEXUS and SENTRI programs.
Travelers to the United States will now be able to submit their passport information and customs declaration form through a new smartphone or tablet app as a way to expedite their entry process, the Customs and Border Protection agency said recently.
The House briefly delayed its summer recess to pass two bills on Aug. 1 in response to the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the southwestern border. Both bills appear destined to go no further.
Analysis of data related to border issues could illuminate the threats and challenges at the border and also help understand the effects of border security measures on trade, said Jack Riley, the vice president of RAND's national security research division.
The Government Accountability Office recently upheld Raytheon Corp.'s protest that the Customs and Border Protection improperly awarded a $145 million contract for a virtual border fence along the southwest border to a competitor. The GAO recommended that CBP reevaluate the proposals from Raytheon and EFW Inc.
Port of entry infrastructure along the U.S. borders has struggled to keep up with the needs of cross-border trade and travelers, lawmakers and federal officials testing during a House hearing.