In a recent report, the U.S. Government Accountability Office cited CBP's expansion and upgrade of radio frequency ID, or RFID, technology at ports of entry around the country as an example of "good management and delivery" in federal information technology.
The systems, which allow certain identification documents to be read electronically from a distance have enhanced both efficiency and security, leading to the GAO's designation of the program as a best practice across the federal government.
To read more about the report, read the story, Watchdog Outlines IT Best Practices, at Nextgov.com.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.