A key part of the modernization plan at Customs and Border Protection has recently taken a big step forward. The agency recently published a Federal Register notice announcing the implementation of of the Automated Commercial Environment, an electronic data interchange system for filing information with the agency.
Cindy Allen, the executive director of the Automated Commercial Environment Business Office in Customs and Border Protection’s Office of International Trade, discusses the transition.
Steven Grundman — Principal, Grundman Advisory and Lund Fellow at Atlantic Council
The latest strike against the F-35 fighter jet program is coming from north of the border. The Canadian government is reevaluating its plan to buy the jets following the release of a government auditor’s report that found flaws in the procurement process.
Steven Grundman, the principal of Grundman Advisory and a Lund Fellow at the Atlantic Council in Washington, discusses what this means for the jet’s development and what it means in terms of costs for the U.S.
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Sean Moulton — Director of Federal Information Policy, OMB Watch
President Barack Obama’s signature is now officially on the STOCK Act. And it includes provisions that affect political appointees and some career federal executives — not just Congress. Sean Moulton, the director of federal information policy at OMB Watch.