President Donald Trump wants to hire 5,000 more Border Patrol agents and 10,000 more Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. However, federal law enforcement representatives told lawmakers on Wednesday their organizations have too many managers and not enough staff-level employees.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, Customs and Border Protection lays out what it wants in its wall along the U.S. southern border.
The White House is also requesting a $3 billion boost to the Homeland Security Department, along with an additional $30 billion in defense and Overseas Contingency Operations funding for fiscal 2017. Civilian agencies would shoulder $18 billion in spending cuts. The additional funding for DHS would help the department prepare and enact the President’s executive orders on border security and immigration.
The Homeland Security Department’s aerial border surveillance needs a little management attention. The Government Accountability Office says Customs and Border Protection needs to better assess how effective these tools are. Rebecca Gambler, GAO’s director of homeland security and justice issues, fills in the details on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
President Donald Trump quietly signed a scaled-back version of his controversial ban on many foreign travelers Monday, hoping to avoid a new round of lawsuits and outrage while fulfilling a central campaign promise
President Donald Trump is calling on Homeland Security Department leadership to hire at least 5,000 new border patrol agents and 10,000 additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents and officers. But existing hiring challenges could make that task even more complicated.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, Alma Cole, former director of the Homeland Security Department’s Cyber Operations Center returns to the agency as Customs and Borders Protection’s new Chief Information Security Officer
The Homeland Security Department is making steps toward a “Unity of Effort” but first leadership must address a wide range of management concerns like IT, financial systems and human capital.
Lead time and planning efforts for an executive order can vary based on the topic, complexity and urgency, but former Bush and Obama administration officials say inter-agency collaboration is key. But some lawmakers have several questions for the Trump administration about the roll-out of some recent executive orders.
Elements of it might have been controversial, but the Trump administration in its second week launched a slew of new initiatives.
As the saying goes, elections matter. That’s proving true once again on the nation’s border with Mexico. Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing agents of Customs and Border Protection, shares the latest on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
The chief of the U.S. Border Patrol has been forced out
Congress may reprogram and reallocate resources in the Homeland Security Department, use emergency funding or some combination of both to pay for the construction of a wall along the southern border, said House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (R-Texas).
Immigration Reform is not a new topic but, is expected to become one of the top priorities when President-elect Donald Trump takes office in 2017. While all of the aspects of this new focus on…
From Shaun’s perspective, if an agency has just discovered a zero-day threat it is about a day too late. Policies should be in place that can immediately respond to threats. Shaun also addressed budgeting and suggested that perhaps the constant refrain of increasing resources should be balanced with leveraging existing investments. Many agencies may feel secure if they comply with all the rules and regulations from security agencies, but the truth is that compliance may not be enough to prevent attacks.