A federal appeals court said a veteran Customs and Border Protection officer should be reinstated, after he was removed from his position for improperly possessing and disclosing federal information stemming from a 2009 incident.
None of the five agencies that the Government Accountability Office surveyed met all key elements of the government's customer service standards, an Oct. 24 report says.
The Customs and Border Protection agency and Mexico's Tax Administration Service last week signed a deal to accelerate trade across the border.
Results from Customs and Border Protection's covert operations, which are conducted to evaluate nuclear and radiological detection and interdiction capabilities at different ports of entry, cannot be used to assess capabilities across all such U.S. locations, a congressional investigation found.
Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said he's worried about foreign fighters, who go overseas to join terrorist groups, learn how to fight and return to carry out potential attacks, as well as the domestic-based "lone wolf" attacks inspired by such groups.
The Customs and Border Protection agency's drone program is complying with privacy and civil liberty laws and standards regarding the collection, retention, storage and distribution of images, and is taking steps to document such procedures into written policies, according to a congressional investigation.
The Customs and Border Protection agency has generally done a good job of implementing and managing security for radio frequency identification technology, but it can still strengthen some aspects related to several traveler programs, an internal audit found.
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.