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Congressional Testimony

 

October 16, 2014 Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to the Ebola Outbreak Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing
September 10, 2014 One Flight Away: Examination of the Threat Posed by ISIS Terrorists with Western Passports Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, CBP Office of Intelligence and Investigative Liaison Acting Assistant Commissioner Troy Miller, and DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Deputy Under Secretary for Analysis Jenny Lasley for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing
July 16, 2014 Port of Entry Infrastructure: How Does the Federal Government Prioritize Investments? Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing
July 16, 2014 Strengthening Trade Enforcement to Protect American Enterprise and Grow American Jobs Written testimony of CBP Office of International Trade Acting Assistant Commissioner Richard DiNucci and CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing
July 9, 2014 Challenges at the Border: Examining the Causes, Consequences, and Responses to the Rise in Apprehensions at the Southern Border Written testimony of FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, CBP Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske, and ICE Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Thomas Winkowski for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing
July 3, 2014 Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors Written testimony of CBP Rio Grande Valley Sector Chief Patrol Agent Kevin Oaks for a House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing in McAllen, Texas
June 26, 2014 The State of U.S. Travel and Tourism: Government Efforts to Attract 100 Million Visitors Annually Written testimony of PLCY Private Sector Office acting Assistant Secretary Michael Stroud and CBP Office of Field Operations acting Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, Subcommittee on Tourism, Competitiveness, and Innovation hearing
June 25, 2014 An Administration Made Disaster: The South Texas Border Surge of Unaccompanied Alien Minors Written testimony of CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ron Vitiello, and ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Executive Associate Director Thomas Homan for a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing
June 24, 2014 Dangerous Passage: The Growing Problem of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border
Written testimony of DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson for a House Committee on Homeland Security hearing. CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ron Vitiello and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate participated in this hearing.
June 9, 2014 Border Security: Examining the Implications of S. 1691, the Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Act of 2013 Written testimony of  CBP Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello, Office of the Border Patrol, and Deputy Assistant Commissioner Paul Hamrick, Office of Internal Affairs, for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing
June 4, 2014 Evaluating Port Security: Progress Made and Challenges Ahead Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, PLCY, USCG, TSA, and FEMA for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs hearing
April 8, 2014 Authorizing Customs and Border Protection and Immigration and Customs Enforcement Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan and ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing
April 4, 2014

Passport Fraud: An International Vulnerability

Written testimony of DHS International Affairs Assistant Secretary and Chief Diplomatic Officer Alan Bersin and CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

April 2, 2014 CBP's Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Written testimony of CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security hearing
March 12, 2014 The Arizona Border Surveillance Technology Plan and its Impact on Border Security Written testimony of OTIA Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski for House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing
February 6, 2014 Examining Challenges and Wasted Taxpayer Dollars in Modernizing Border Security IT Systems Written testimony of CBP Office of Information and Technology Assistant Commissioner Charles Armstrong for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency hearing
January 28, 2014 Examining the Use and Abuse of Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) at the Department of Homeland Security Written testimony of DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Catherine Emerson and CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce hearing
December 12, 2013 Asylum Abuse: Is it Overwhelming our Borders? Written testimony of USCIS Deputy Director Lori Scialabba, ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale, and CBP Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher for a House Committee on the Judiciary hearing

November 20, 2013

Abuse of Overtime at DHS: Padding Paychecks and Pensions at Taxpayer Expense

Written testimony of DHS Chief Human Capital Officer Catherine Emerson and CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing

November 19, 2013

What Does a Secure Maritime Border Look Like?

Written testimony of CBP Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

November 14, 2013

Border Security Oversight, Part III: Border Crossing Cards and B1/B2 Visas

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security hearing

September 26, 2013

Fulfilling A Key 9/11 Commission Recommendation: Implementing Biometric Exit

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing 

July 12, 2013

Protecting Our Northern Border: Enhancing Collaboration and Building Local Partnerships

Written testimony of CBP Office of Border Patrol Chief Patrol Agent-Havre Sector Christopher Richards for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Federal Programs and the Federal Workforce field hearing

July 10, 2013

The Abu Dhabi Pre-Clearance Facility: Implications for U.S. Businesses and National Security

Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade hearing 

June 27, 2013

Border Security Oversight: Identifying and Responding to Current Threats

Written testimony of CBP Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher and Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner David Murphy for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security hearing

June 20, 2013

Federal Government Approaches to Issuing Biometric IDs: Part II

Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations Executive Director for Planning, Program, Analysis, and Evaluation Colleen Manaher for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Operations hearing

May 21, 2013

Visa Security and Overstays: How Secure is America?

Written testimony of ICE Homeland Security Investigations Executive Associate Director James Dinkins, CBP Office of Field Operations Acting Deputy Assistant Commissioner John Wagner, and NPPD Office of Biometric Identity Management Deputy Director Shonnie Lyon for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Hearing

May 7, 2013

Border Security: Examining Provisions in the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744)

Written Testimony of DHS Office of Policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing

April 17, 2013

Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles, and Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher for a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Hearing

April 12, 2013

The Impact of Sequestration on Homeland Security: Scare Tactics or Possible Threat?

Written testimony of CBP Deputy Commissioner, Performing the Duties of the Commissioner, Thomas Winkowski; TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski, and ICE Deputy Director Daniel Ragsdale for a House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency Hearing 

April 10, 2013

Border Security: Frontline Perspectives on Progress and Remaining Challenges

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Deputy Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, and Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Randolph Alles, for a Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Hearing

March 20, 2013

Measuring the Outcomes to Understand the State of Border Security

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner Kevin McAleenan, and Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security Hearing

February 26, 2013

CBP Testimony: What Does a Secure Border Look Like?

Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher and Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security hearing

September 21, 2012 DHS Acquisition Management Challenges: Solutions for Saving Taxpayer Dollars Joint Written Testimony of Dr. Nick Nayak, Chief Procurement Officer and Senior Procurement Executive, DHS; Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, CBP; and Assistant Administrator Karen Shelton Waters, Office of Acquisitions, TSA, before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
September 11, 2012 Eleven Years Later: Preventing Terrorists from Coming to America Written testimony of Kevin McAleenan, Acting Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
August 1, 2012 Unresolved Internal Investigations at DHS: Oversight of Investigation Management in the Office of the DHS IG Written testimony of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner David Aguilar for a hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on Government Organization, Efficiency and Financial Management
June 21, 2012 U.S.-Caribbean Border: Open Road for Drug Traffickers and Terrorists Written Testimony of CBP Assistant Commissioners McAleenan and Kostelnik, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
June 21, 2012 Border Security Threats to the Homeland: DHS’ Response to Innovative Tactics and Techniques Written testimony of CBP Assistant Commissioner Donna Bucella for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
May 17, 2012 Supporting Economic Growth and Job Creation through Customs Trade Modernization, Facilitation, and Enforcement Written testimony of CBP Acting Commissioner David Aguilar before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade
May 17, 2012 Department of Homeland Security: An Examination of Ethical Standards Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Thomas Winkowski for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management
May 8, 2012 Measuring Border Security: U.S. Border Patrol's New Strategic Plan and Path Forward Written testimony of CBP Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
May 1, 2012 Using Technology to Facilitate Trade and Enhance Security at Our Ports of Entry Written testimony of CBP Office of Field Operations - Laredo Field Office, Director of Field Operations Gene Garza for hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
April 17, 2012 Boots on the Ground or Eyes in the Sky: How Best to Utilize the National Guard to Achieve Operational Control Written testimony of CBP Office of Border Patrol Deputy Chief Ronald Vitiello, and Office of Air and Marine Southwest Border Operations Executive Director Martin Vaughan for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
March 21, 2012 Balancing Prosperity and Security: Challenges for U.S. Air Travel in a 21st Century Global Economy Written testimony of CBP Acting Deputy Commissioner Thomas Winkowksi for a hearing before the Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
February 29, 2012 The President's Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Request for CBP Joint written testimony of CBP’s Office of Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Michael Kostelnik, Office of Technology Innovation & Acquisition Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski, and Office of Field Operations Acting Assistant Commissioner Kevin McAleenan for a hearing before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Homeland Security
February 7, 2012 Supply Chain Security Joint testimony of Kevin McAleenan, Acting Assistant Commissioner for U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations, and David Heyman, Assistant Secretary for the Office of Policy, Rear Admiral Zukunft, Assistant Commandant for U.S. Coast Guard Office of Marine Safety, Security and Stewardship, for a hearing before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
November 15, 2011 Collaboration of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense to Secure our Nation's Borders Testimony of Mark S. Borkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and Paul Benda, Chief of Staff and Director Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency, Science & Technology Directorate, and Michael Tangora Deputy Assistant Commandant for Acquisition, U.S. Coast Guard, before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
October 27, 2011 Safeguarding Hawaii's Ecosystem and Agriculture against Invasive Species Written Testimony of Bruce Murley, CBP Office of Field Operations, Area Port Director - Honolulu, before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce & the District of Columbia
October 4, 2011 Does Administrative Amnesty Harm Efforts to Gain and Maintain Operational Control of the Border Written Testimony of Michael J. Fisher, Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
September 13, 2011 Ten Years after 9/11: Can Terrorists Still Exploit our Visa System Testimony of Thomas Winkowski, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Homeland Security Committee, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
June 22, 2011 Oversight of Intellectual Property Law Enforcement Efforts Testimony of Office of International Trade Assistant Commissioner Allen Gina, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary
May 17, 2011 Improving Security and Facilitating Commerce at America's Northern Border and Ports of Entry Testimony of Alan Bersin, Commissioner, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security
May 5, 2011 Enforcing America's Trade Laws in the Face of Customs Fraud and Duty Evasion Testimony of Allen Gina, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the Senate Finance Committee, Subcommittee on International Trade, Customs, and Global Competitiveness
May 3, 2011 Border Security And Enforcement - Department of Homeland Security's Cooperation with State and Local Law Enforcement Stakeholders Testimony of Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Chief, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
March 31, 2011 Exploring Drug Gangs' Ever Evolving Tactics to Penetrate the Border and the Federal Government's Efforts to Stop Them Testimony of Donna Bucella, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Intelligence and Operations Coordination, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery and Intergovernmental Affairs
March 15, 2011 After SBInet - the Future of Technology on the Border Testimony of Office of Technology, Innovation, and Acquistion Assistant Commissioner Mark Borkowski, U.S. Border Patrol Chief Michael Fisher, and Office of Air and Marine Assistant Commissioner Michael Kostelnik, Customs and Border Protection, Before the United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
March 9, 2011 U.S. Customs and Border Protection Budget Hearing Testimony of Commissioner Alan Bersin, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Homeland Security