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Technology Innovation and Acquisition

Various OTIA Technologies

The Office of Technology Innovation and Acquisition was established in 2010. Its responsibilities include two major functions essential to the ongoing effectiveness of CBP. First, it ensures all of CBP's technology efforts are appropriately and strategically focused on the mission in support of frontline personnel. Second, it strengthens CBP's expertise and effectiveness in acquisition and program management of contractor-delivered products and services.

The office provides the necessary training and orversight for its acquisition workforce. It also provides policy and acquisition oversight for all program management offices across CBP (including those established to manage Level 1, 2 and 3 acquisition programs), and develops standard requirements coordination for CBP. OTIA also working to inspire and catalyze a culture of innovation across all of CBP.


OTIA’s mission is to foster innovation and to conduct effective acquisition (from initial concept through end of life) of CBP products and services in order to improve CBP mission performance in:

  • Securing America's borders; and
  • Facilitating the lawful movement of goods and people.


  • OTIA is a recognized center of expertise and partner of choice for program management, acquisition and innovation.
  • We recognize and reward excellence, provide program-centric services and consistently deliver innovative products and services that continually improve CBP performance.

Strategic Goals

OTIA has identified six strategic goals that it must acheive to be successful at carrying out its important mission.