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CBP Releases 2021-2026 Strategy

Release Date: 
December 18, 2020

WASHINGTONU.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published CBP’s Strategy 2021-2026 today, which introduces new mission and vision statements that describe the agency’s commitment to a safer and more prosperous nation and a set of enduring mission priorities that describe CBP’s core missions in a succinct and meaningful way. The strategy remains committed to a set of 12 strategic objectives introduced last year.

“Great organizations have strong identities,” said CBP Acting Commissioner Mark A. Morgan. “They have an unshakeable sense of purpose. And they adapt to change effectively and efficiently, recognizing that change is constant and inevitable. Our ability to deliver on our mission depends on our ability to navigate through change in the present, embracing it as we plan for the future while never losing sight of our purpose.”

CBP’s vision statement – enhancing the nation’s security through innovation, intelligence, collaboration and trust – reflects the agency’s position as the largest federal law enforcement agency and its intent to operate as a threat-based, intelligence and data-driven, operationally focused organization. The new mission statement – protect the American people, safeguard our borders, and enhance the nation’s economic prosperity – describes CBP’s role in ensuring the country’s physical and economic security. Together, the new vision and mission statement provide a clear, meaningful and succinct description of the agency’s purpose and future.

The strategy continues to prioritize 12 strategic objectives across the agency which include: counter network; awareness and enforcement; secure and compliant trade; biometric identification; targeting and vetting; stakeholder experience; talent acquisition and workforce development (formerly hiring and retention); wellness and resilience (formerly resilience); partnerships; data and analytics; IT infrastructure; and Intelligence (formerly OneCBP).

This updated strategy demonstrates CBP’s commitment to a transparent and actionable plan that provides results to the nation as well as CBP’s mission, team, and collective future.

Last modified: 
February 3, 2021