Spotlights from the previous administrations are available in the Archive section of our website.
05-16-2022 | Spotlights
05-16-2022 | Spotlights
04-25-2022 | Spotlights
“It's OK to say you don't know because you're not supposed to know everything. But you must be helpful, “said U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Mission Support Specialist Anna Cruz.
04-08-2022 | Spotlights
CBP Commissioner Chris Magnus delivers his
opening remarks at the March 31 COAC meeting
held in Washington, D.C. From left, Treasury
Deputy Assistant Secretary Timothy Skud, CBP
Commissioner Chris Magnus, CBP Acting
Executive Director Office of Trade Relations
Valarie Neuhart, and CBP Executive Assistant
Commissioner of Field Operations Pete Flores.
04-01-2022 | Spotlights
The seeds that blossomed into U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Special Agent David Chin’s decade-long career in law enforcement were planted long before he ever joined the agency. “I really have always wanted to go into law enforcement,” said Chin, who has been with the CBP Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) Investigative Operations Directorate (IOD) for just over a year.
03-24-2022 | Spotlights
Special Agent Kelly Berwanger relies on her more than 20 years of federal service to protect the integrity of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) workforce.
02-15-2022 | Spotlights
A counterfeit Super Bowl trophy was intercepted for intellectual property rights violations before Super Bowl LVI. The real Super Bowl trophy is
one of the last things CBP scanned before the big game. Photo by Mani Albrecht
01-28-2022 | Spotlights
From social distancing to antigen to PPE, the pandemic has changed our everyday vocabulary. Add to the list another new household term: global supply chain.
01-27-2022 | Spotlights
The path to becoming a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) attaché is rarely conventional. As CBP Attaché Paul Posner put it, “Being an attaché requires a specific combination of knowledge, skills, and abilities.” However, each attaché has a unique journey to success.
01-06-2022 | Spotlights
The first thing to know about Michael Ferguson, an information specialist with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Information and Technology, is that he is a reader. If you ask him to describe the core ideas that inform his worldview, you’re likely to hear a favorite passage from something he’s read, recited by heart.
10-18-2021 | Spotlights
On Oct. 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
honored 23 employees who died in the line of duty
at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza in Washington, D.C.
in a ceremony held during National Police Week.
10-15-2021 | Spotlights
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
addresses thousands of law enforcement personnel, family, and
09-30-2021 | Spotlights
New Border Patrol Processing Coordinators have Early Impact on Operations Border Patrol Academy Chief Jason Owens speaks to the
graduating class and leads them on the traditional cover
08-02-2021 | Spotlights
CBP Acting Commissioner Troy A. Miller welcomes
attendees to CBP’s second Virtual Trade Week,
held July 20-22.
07-23-2021 | Spotlights
Chief among the benefits of hiring persons with disabilities is that they work twice as hard as anyone else, says Cherri King, an HR correspondence analyst. “Give us a chance. Be open-minded!” says King.
07-01-2021 | Spotlights
Almost two years ago, U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Field Operations (OFO) wanted to understand ways to better attract, retain and advance female officers. Leadership found that female officers thrived when they had visible female leadership, mentorship and support systems.
07-01-2021 | Spotlights
Have you ever wondered how you can become a U.S. attaché, serving your country while working overseas? For U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Attaché Amy Cloud, becoming an International Relations Specialist (IRS) paved the way.
06-29-2021 | Spotlights
The U.S. borders have remained open for legitimate
trade during the coronavirus pandemic. Above, a
container ship is docked at the port of Seattle in
05-24-2021 | Spotlights
Since his first ride-along with a local police department, Supervisory Marine Interdiction Agent Cleon Arrington was hooked on law enforcement. By the age of 22, he was pinning on a badge and wearing his passion for protecting his community. His love of safeguarding and serving others encouraged him to start his own security company as a side hustle, which gained the attention of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
05-17-2021 | Spotlights
Air Interdiction Agent (AIA) Presley Rose recalled her first encounter with U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (AMO) at a job she had as a flight instructor. After seeing an AMO helicopter land, she introduced herself to the AIAs. The agents gladly answered her questions on becoming an AMO pilot and in two minutes she was hooked. “When someone is passionate about something it compels you to listen and want to know why.”
03-30-2021 | Spotlights
My name is Chimsakda “Chuck” Uk. I’m a Marine Corps combat veteran and a proud member of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) family. In the Marines we had a saying, “If you do what is easy, your life will be hard. But if you do what is hard, your life will be easy.” Hard is what we did in the Marines. However, if you had told me 10 years ago that after my discharge from the Marine Corps I would one day become a federal employee, I wouldn’t have thought it easy. Why, you ask? Well, the reason is deadly serious.
03-23-2021 | Spotlights
A CBP officer at the port of Los Angeles-Long Beach
in California, awaits a cargo ship for inspection.
03-19-2021 | Spotlights
Aviation Enforcement Agent (AEA) Alison Garduno has been around aircraft her entire life. Her father was a Naval officer stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, and her mother managed a base flying club. Eager to find her own path to the sky, Garduno changed course in college and joined the Navy as a Naval Aircrewman Mechanic.
02-12-2021 | Spotlights
It is said that if you want a thing bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time, your peace and sleep for it, that with the help of faith, hard work, and perseverance you’ll get it. Jay Bishop, an Army veteran and current Management and Program Analyst within the Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA) at U.S.