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Spotlight: CBP using agile development for border operations

FCW had an interesting article yesterday about the ways Customs and Border Protection is advancing its technological capabilities using agile development.

Border security agents: Build a 'virtual wall,' not an actual one

Donald Trump's proposed border wall has never been considered the most practical policy option, but according to a new Reuters report, even the border patrol agents on the ground have no desire for one.

DHS/OCIA: Cyberattack on seaports could have wide-ranging effects on key infrastructure

U.S. seaports are vulnerable to cyberattacks that could cripple not just the ports, but business sectors including critical manufacturing, energy, chemical, transportation and food and agriculture.

The president's 2017 budget request: Homeland Security Department

The president's fiscal 2017 budget request to Congress included discretionary budget authority of $40.6 billion for the Homeland Security Department – an amount that's $381 million more than the department's fiscal 2016 enacted level.

DHS begins hunt for social media monitoring technology

Amid calls for the Homeland Security Department to more closely monitor security threats hidden in plain sight on social media, the department issued a request for information Jan. 25 on social media analytics technologies.

Continued pressure on DHS to monitor social media in visa investigations

The Homeland Security Department on Friday faced another call from Capitol Hill to incorporate the monitoring of social media platforms into the background checks of visa applicants.

DHS defends biometrics effort as Congress calls for action

A day after a Homeland Security Department report showed that most U.S. visitors do not overstay their visas, a Senate subcommittee said a biometric exit system is crucial.

CBP rolls out facial recognition technology at JFK

U.S. Customs and Border Protection this week began using facial recognition technology at John F. Kennedy International Airport to verify that travelers match their passport photos. The move follows a successful pilot of the technology at Washington Dulles International Airport in Northern Virginia.

DHS needs better data on human trafficking, IG finds

Two Homeland Security Department agencies need to improve their data quality and sharing to better identify instances of human trafficking, a new report found.

DHS drone operation guide zeros in on mission, privacy, legal considerations

Federal entities that use unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, should keep the specific use of the technology as it relates to agency mission, as well as privacy and legal considerations, top of mind through the entire program lifecycle, suggests the Homeland Security Department.