From: Adrian Courtenay
To: Scott Jenkins,
Subject: ICE names Kevin Kern new CIO
Date: Mon May 12 12:38:42 MDT 2014
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May 12, 2014


ICE names Kevin Kern new CIO



U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of the DHS, has named Kevin M. Kern as its new chief information officer.

Kern has over 30 years of experience in global operations and technology in various industries including high technology, healthcare, financial services, and manufacturing. Until recently, he was CIO and executive vice president of operations & technology at First Data Corp. He has also worked as vice president and CIO for Unisys, and as CIO for the tech company CA.

"Mr. Kern is a proven and accomplished visionary and strategic leader in driving global transformation and performance in highly complex and difficult environments," according to ICE. More 

The Department of Transportation (DOT) has issued an emergency order requiring railroads moving more than one million gallons of crude oil, equaling about 35 tank cars, to inform state emergency management officials about shipments through their states. The order also urges shippers to use newer model train tank cars, as older ones are more prone to ruptures in accidents.

The emergency order comes after a series of oil train derailments, including one in Quebec last July in which more than 60 tank cars spilled 1.3 million gallons of crude oil, destroying 30 buildings due to fire, and killing 47 people.  More

LAJAS, Puerto Rico - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Air and Marine Operations officially launched Friday the Tethered Aerostat Radar System (TARS) within its previous location in the southwestern coast of the island.

The Governor of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Honorable Alejandro Garcia-Padilla, as well as representatives of various federal, state, and local partners, received a first-hand look into the operation of the TARS.  More 


Port Townsend, WA-based Intellicheck Mobilisa, a provider of identity solutions and wireless security systems, has launched a new law enforcement smartphone app called Fugitive Finder. The app is now available in the Apple App Store for credentialed law enforcement officers for a $49 monthly subscription. Fugitive Finder is not available to the general public, but is available to the more than one million law enforcement personnel in the U.S.

The app allows law enforcement officers to use iPhones to scan the barcode on a driver's license or other government-issued ID card, electronically submit the information to the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) to perform an active wants and warrants check, and check for stolen vehicles.  More    

The Donna-Rio Bravo U.S. Land Port of Entry is using SageGlass, a product of France-based Saint-Gobain, to help border patrol agents better protect the country in the glaring sun and heat of the Texas-Mexico border.

The building serves as the checkpoint and inspection facility for civilian traffic crossing the Rio Grande into and from Mexico via the Alliance International Bridge.  More 


Arlington, VA-based CACI International has announced that its CACI Digital Forensics Laboratory, a full-service computer and audio forensics facility located in Alexandria, VA, has been accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB)-International. The accreditation demonstrates that CACI's lab, which is part of the capabilities the company offers in its Investigation & Litigation Support market, meets or exceeds established testing and calibration requirements as well as industry digital forensic standards, the company said.  More 

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