U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Rep. Lou Correa, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Border Security and Enforcement Subcommittee, speaks during a hearing on July 18, 2023, in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

Bipartisan House bill calls on DHS to leverage AI for border security

The Emerging Innovative Border Technologies Act asks the agency to deliver a report to Congress on how it can use the technology operationally at the border.
Houston Airport Biometrics and CBP Operations
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer takes a biometric photo of a passenger prior to boarding a flight at Houston International Airport on Feb. 12, 2018. (Customs and Border Protection / Donna Burton / Flickr)

CBP leaning into biometrics on controversial app, raising concerns from immigrant rights advocates

As Customs and Border Protection looks to expand the use of biometrics in its CBP One app, two different internal components of the Department of Homeland Security…
Immigrant rights protesters participate in a demonstration to draw attention to the involvement of tech companies in the immigration enforcement system on Oct. 11, 2019, in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

ICE says it’s stopped using commercial telemetry data

Spokesperson for Immigration and Customs Enforcement tells FedScoop that the agency is no longer using commercial telemetry data, but regulations are still scant.
Mani Albrecht
A Customs and Border Protection worker at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. (Mani Albrecht / U.S. Customs and Border Protection / Flickr)

Customs and Border Protection begins process for IT acquisition

The agency is considering awarding a five-year blanket purchase agreement, against the General Services Administration’s multiple award schedule for application development and operations and maintenance support.