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The Kindness of Strangers

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By Marcy Mason

The children of a fallen sheriff’s deputy from La Paz County, Arizona, will never forget an act of kindness from two strangers. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Paul Fisher and his wife, Ashlee, helped them receive a medal to honor their father’s service to the country.

CBP Trade Summit Draws Record Attendance in Boston

By Marcy Mason

It was just like old times during pre-pandemic days when a record crowd flocked to Boston, April 17-19, to attend U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 2023 Trade Facilitation and Cargo Security Summit. The three-day conference, which attracted 1,200 on-site and 3,000 virtual participants, garnered the highest attendance ever drawn to the agency’s signature trade event.

The Office of Information and Technology Introduces Two New Blanket Purchasing Agreements - Enterprise Small Business And Enterprise Business Management Support Services 2.0

The Office of Information and Technology (OIT) is proud to announce two new contracting opportunities, including initiatives that support small businesses. We will award two new multiple-award Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs):

Protecting the U.S. From Biothreats: It Starts With Policy

Last May, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers assigned to the Port of New York/New York seized numerous vials and vacuum sealed bags with unknown organic materials from a U.S. citizen traveling outbound to Narita, Japan. The subject identified himself as a professor at a public university, focused on stem cell research, and stated the samples were manufactured in a U.S. lab.

Technology Meets Afghanistan Challenges

On Aug. 14, 2021, the Taliban took control of the city of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan.  Shortly thereafter, President Joe Biden announced the U.S. would be evacuating over 100,000 people from Afghanistan. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), alongside other federal agencies, responded to the rapid withdrawal from Afghanistan and mobilized a comprehensive campaign called Operation Allies Welcome. CBP was asked to support OAW by providing personnel and technology to aid in processing evacuees.