The Commercial Customs Operations Advisory Committee advises the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Treasury on commercial operations of Customs and Border Protection. The committee holds quarterly meetings to address rising topics and concerns in industry and government. Subcommittees provide recommendations and solutions in secure trade lanes, intelligent enforcement, next generation facilitation, and … Read more
Companies in the S&T industry must be prepared to submit detailed proposals that outline their novel idea, unique position in the market, and the solution it provides to DHS. The preparation process can be daunting, and in most cases should involve public sector expertise to yield valuable results.
On February 10, 2020, the Securing America’s Ports Act (H.R. 5273) passed the U.S. House of Representatives with bipartisan support. Introduced last year by Representative Dan Crenshaw and Representative Torres-Small, the bill would drastically expand the usage of non-intrusive inspection (NII) equipment at U.S. ports of entry. If enacted, the bill would require the Secretary … Read more
For U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), non-intrusive inspection (NII) technology has become an increasingly important tool in the facilitation of secure, efficient trade and travel. CBP’s NII capabilities include both large-scale and handheld X-ray and Gamma-ray imaging systems that permit the efficient and safe detection of contraband and threatening materials at ports of entry. … Read more
The IV Hemispheric Conference on Competitiveness, Innovation, and Logistics was held in Panama City, Panama, from April 1 to April 3, 2019. It was organized by the Panama Maritime Authority and the Organization of American States (OAS). The conference provides government and industry an opportunity to discuss comprehensive port management, regional connectivity, multimodal logistics, automation … Read more
The World Customs Organization (WCO) Information Technology Conference was held in Lima, Peru from June 6th-8th. The conference is an opportunity for the 182 WCO members to gather and discuss information technology issues affecting Customs administrations today. The series of conferences, which began in 2002, has been lauded as a success by Customs officials who are … Read more