U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

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.
WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 22: Gavin Kenneally, Chief Executive Officer at Ghost Robotics speaks as Vision 60 UGV walks in during a House hearing at the US Capitol on June 22, 2023 in Washington, DC. The House Committee on Oversight and Accountbility Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation met to discuss the use of technology at the US Border, airports and military bases. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)

Ghost Robotics CEO: Robot dogs could save lives at US borders

Gavin Kenneally says the technology can be used in extreme environments to identify humans in need of help.
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 28: Screens display information on Hurricane Ian inside the National Response Coordination Center at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images).

Charles Armstrong joins FEMA as chief information officer

He has three decades of tech experience in IT operations including seven years as CIO of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.