From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: CBP relieves James Tomsheck as director of Internal Affairs Office
Date: Wed Jun 11 15:42:34 MDT 2014
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Border Security CBP Commissioner Kerlikowski relieves James Tomsheck as director of Office of Internal Affairs and taps Mark Morgan of FBI on interim basis
Less than a week after releasing a report by the independent think tank Police Executive Research Forum and a revised Use of Force Handbook which included recommendations of the report, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Gil Kerlikowski has removed James Tomsheck, director of CBP's Office of Internal Affairs. Mark Morgan, deputy assistant director for inspections at the FBI was appointed by Kerlikowski to head the office.....Read More
Unanticipated flood of Central American immigrants fleeing crime and poverty strains federal resources, infuriates Arizona's governor Border Security
With waves of immigrants, including many unaccompanied children from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras traveling through Mexico in recent weeks and then crossing the Texas border illegally into the United States, Governor Jan Brewer and other governors have blasted the measures taken by the Federal government to cope with the phenomenon...Read More
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Protecting people and property from the use of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and other acts of terror requires a broad spectrum, systems-based approach to secure the homeland. The primary mission varies from the needs of the front line operator to the central command station. From deterrence and detection in a checkpoint to incident response, intelligence and clean-up, each event across the timeline requires a specific set of capabilities to result in a specific actionable outcome. These variable requirements, from before the boom to final cleanup, drive the need for a whole system approach that takes into account...Read More
State of Georgia's Savannah Harbor Expansion Project ready for construction as Port deepening project gets green light
With the president's signing Tuesday of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is authorized to begin construction. "With today's action, SHEP has officially received a green light,"...Read More
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Charles Brooks, Linkedin Homeland Security discussion leader, to present June 26 webinar on evolving DHS role in Strategic Cyber Operations
Former judge of GSN Awards program and well-known leader of Linkedin discussion groups Charles Brooks has announced that he will present a webinar on the evolving role of Strategic Cyber Operations at the DHS under the department's last four Secretaries. The webinar will be presented in collaboration with George Washington University and will take place on Thursday, June 26 from 12:30 to 1:30 PM EST. Specifically, DHS's structure and institutional role will be discussed in the context of policy/enforcement issues...Read More
Federal Railroad Administration launches investigation into recent Metra incidents
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has announced the launch of a 45-day focused deep dive safety assessment of Chicago's Metra in response to three incidents that have taken place over the last few weeks. The assessment will focus on Metra's program of operational tests and inspections for all its operating crews, with special emphasis on training, qualification and testing of locomotive engineers...Read More

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