Statement from Department of Homeland Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen on the San Ysidro Port Of Entry closure.
Port of Entry
DHS S&T has awarded Sunnyvale, California-based Kiana Analytics, Inc. $167,686 to develop technology to enhance the CBP counting and measuring capabilities at ports of entry.
With so much going on at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), it can be easy to focus on the details and lose sight of how our work supports big picture issues.
The Port of Entry Forensics and Investigations program is a multi-year effort within the DHS S&T to (1) detect the transport of contraband and counterfeit merchandise in inbound and outbound cargo at ports of entry and (2) detect and prosecute illegal activity through the forensic analysis of material collected from suspicious cargo and packages.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen addresses the of CBP in combating the flow of dangerous illicit drugs, including synthetic opioids, into the United States, specifically through international mail and express consignment carrier shipments.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Director of Field Operations Los Angeles Carlos Martel addresses the role of CBP in securing maritime cargo.
Today, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) John Kelly visited San Diego, where he met with DHS employees and state and local law enforcement officials. Below are pool notes compiled by Elliot Spagat of the Associated Press.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Executive Assistant Commissioner Todd Owen addresses the role of CBP in maritime cargo security.
U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Deputy Commandant for Operations Policy & Capabilities Rear Admiral Linda Fagan addresses layered border security and smuggling in U.S. ports.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations National Security Investigations Division Assistant Director Craig Healy, Office of Policy (PLCY) Screening Coordination Office Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelli Ann Burriesci, and Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency Deputy Director Bob Burns address the progress DHS is making to incorporate biometrics into DHS’ comprehensive entry/exit system and to identify, report, and address overstays in support of DHS’ border security and immigration enforcement missions.