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Spotlights

Spotlights from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
E.g., 2020-10-31
E.g., 2020-10-31
Thu, 10/08/2020 | Spotlights

Polygraph screening has been part of CBP’s vetting process since 2008, but in 2010, Congress passed the Anti-Border Corruption Act requiring the agency to use the polygraph to vet all law enforcement applicants. Then in 2017, President Trump...

Fri, 09/18/2020 | Spotlights

“In the midst of this global pandemic and the vast challenges we’re all navigating, I really believe coming together in this way shows our collective commitment to continue our persistent, ongoing dialogue and candid discussions about the most...

Wed, 07/22/2020 | Spotlights

As the coronavirus pandemic has continued to surge worldwide, severely impacting the global economy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s trade advisory group has continued to forge ahead. Undeterred by the unprecedented health crisis, the...

Tue, 06/23/2020 | Spotlights

Jeffrey R. Jack serves as U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP’s) national Veterans Employment Program Manager (VEPM).  In this role, he directly assists transitioning service-members and veterans in securing careers across the agency.  One...

Thu, 06/11/2020 | Spotlights

Andrew Laurence and Shannon Ferguson, two CBP scientists from the Operations Support’s Laboratories and Scientific Services Chicago Laboratory, have secured a top five spot and remain in the running to be named the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service...

Wed, 06/10/2020 | Spotlights

Not only must U.S. Customs and Border Protection leadership evaluate how to keep frontline personnel safe and able to conduct essential operations, but they must also ensure the workforce is trained and certified to safely accomplish the mission...

Mon, 06/01/2020 | Spotlights

“Semper Paratus”, a Latin phrase meaning "Always Ready", has been a solid mantra that has guided my journey through life,” says Nina Scierka, CBP entry specialist, at the Centers for Excellence and Expertise (CEE) for Apparel, Footwear and...

Wed, 05/27/2020 | Spotlights

CBP Scientists Secure Top 12 Spot in People’s Choice Contest

Two CBP scientists from Operations Support’s Laboratories and Scientific Services, the agency’s Chicago Laboratory were selected earlier this month...

Fri, 05/15/2020 | Spotlights
CBP agriculture specialists examine imported flowers at the Port of Miami, Florida.
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Wed, 05/13/2020 | Spotlights
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Wed, 05/06/2020 | Spotlights

Two U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) scientists from Operations Support’s Laboratories and Scientific Services, Chicago Laboratory, were selected as finalists in the 2020 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals—or the Sammies—an award...

Fri, 05/01/2020 | Spotlights
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Tue, 04/28/2020 | Spotlights

During the COVID-19 epidemic, CBP’s Air and Marine Operations crews create social distance … and more chances to intercept the bad guys

Social distancing is the key message in these days of coronavirus: going out no more than...

Mon, 04/06/2020 | Spotlights

Chances don't approach you, you approach chances! Than Naing, a United States Marine Corps combat veteran, having earned two Purple Hearts in battle proved he belonged amongst the bravest of our most revered in military service. Than served in...

Mon, 03/30/2020 | Spotlights

From her station at Seattle’s international airport, CBP Officer Shannice Brown checked the passports of international arrivals.

Fri, 03/13/2020 | Spotlights

Innovation helps agency fulfill border security while maintaining economic prosperity

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Fri, 02/28/2020 | Spotlights

A shared border means shared security concerns for the United States and Mexico. A recent coordination meeting between U.S. Customs and Border Protection and its Mexican government counterparts sought to highlight and foster a better...

Wed, 01/29/2020 | Spotlights

While the NFL gets ready to kick off the biggest game of the year, CBP plays a significant role in Super Bowl security

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Tue, 01/28/2020 | Spotlights
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Wed, 01/15/2020 | Spotlights
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Wed, 01/08/2020 | Spotlights

CBP’s extraordinarily successful collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Non-Paid Work...

Wed, 12/11/2019 | Spotlights
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