U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), whose Office of Field Operations (OFO) was recognized for Excellence in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, is pleased to announce its CBP One™ mobile application has been nominated to compete in the 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
CBP developed CBP One™ to consolidate OFO’s mobile application development while offering a single platform for travelers and stakeholders to interact virtually with CBP.
More importantly, this platform served as a vital tool to combat the impact of the influx of undocumented noncitizens at the southern border.
This initiative was particularly innovative in that the new approach created the most agile mobile platform that empowered CBP to quickly implement vital services to ensure efficient Ports of Entry (POE) Operations, enhanced services for travelers, and provided unprecedented transparency for stakeholders.
The CBP One™ platform was developed to be highly adaptable to implement new capabilities quickly by leveraging core capabilities such as document scanning, video conference licenses, liveness verification, facial matching, global positioning services (GPS), and plug-ins for interactive messaging.
These capabilities, combined with an agile approach to operational analysis, requirements development, and programming, resulted in significantly reduced timelines to implement new capabilities.
There are several examples of the agility of CBP One™’s platform to leverage the mobile platform to quickly develop solutions to address the Department of Homeland Security’s and the White House priorities.
(As part of CBP’s comprehensive effort to improve the security of our nation’s borders while enhancing legitimate travel and trade, learn how CBP One™ provides increased accessibility and transparency to some of CBP’s most utilized services. See just one example, how CBP One™ is available for travelers to request an inspection of biological and agriculture products upon their air arrival into the U.S. Courtesy of Rafael Antonio Bustos and YouTube.)
First, is the ability of International Organizations (IOs) to verify the eligibility of undocumented non-citizens for the Migrant Protection Protocol Wind Down Program.
CBP swiftly developed and implemented a capability for IOs to use facial matching and/or associated identifying data to quickly match to CBP’s backend data to provide IOs a response to communicate the noncitizen’s eligibility to be processed at a POE.
This significantly streamlined processing for Officers and avoided a massive rush of individuals at the border that would require individual triage by CBP resulting in significant delays for routine trade and travel.
In addition, the CBP One team leveraged the CBP One™ application information collection functionality to allow Non-Government Organizations to submit information to CBP in advance of the individual’s arrival at a POE.
“The CBP One application continues to be one of the most agile and innovative technologies from both a facilitation and security standpoint that notably enhanced CBP’s security posture and enabled Officers to focus on their primary anti-terrorism mission”, shared Jody Hardin, Executive Director, Planning, Program Analysis, and Evaluation.
This up-to-date information allowed CBP to conduct an advanced risk assessment of this population, including biometric queries, on a previously unknown population.
It is estimated that this saved both CBP and the individual a little less than 25 minutes per case.
Furthermore, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), which was recognized with Multiple Awards in the 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has estimated a savings of approximately 12 minutes per individual and significantly enhanced its ability to accurately verify these unknown individuals’ identity through CBP One.
As of August 31, 2022, there are approximately 1 million downloads of CBP One, 28,000 Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) verifications (2,300 CBPOs hours realigned to law enforcement duties), almost 1 million TSA requests (almost 200,000 hours saved in identify verification), and 13,000 submissions for undocumented individuals (8,300 hours saved realigned to law enforcement duties).
There are several other capabilities within CBP One for travelers and stakeholders that eliminate a total of over 60,000 more hours of CBP Officer time on administrative duties so they can focus on our core law enforcement mission.
With more than 60,000 employees, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), is one of the world’s largest law enforcement organizations and is charged with keeping terrorists and their weapons out of the U.S. while facilitating lawful international travel and trade.
As the United States’ first unified border entity, CBP takes a comprehensive approach to border management and control, combining customs, immigration, border security, and agricultural protection into one coordinated and supportive activity.
(CBP One™ is also available for travelers to request an inspection of biological and agriculture products upon their air arrival into the U.S. See here how the inspection request process works. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube.)
The Office of Field Operations (OFO) is a federal law enforcement agency within the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) responsible for managing United States customs operations at 20 Field Operations offices, 328 ports of entry, and 16 pre-clearance stations in Canada, Ireland, the UAE, and the Caribbean.
Headed by a CBP Assistant Executive Commissioner, OFO directs the activities of more than 27,000 employees, including more than 22,000 CBP Officers and Agriculture Specialists.
CBP Office of Field Operations is the largest component in CBP, has the largest working Law Enforcement Canine Program in the world, in addition to the Office of Air and Marine (AMO), and the U.S. Border Patrol, which was recognized in the 2019 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program.
The vast majority of CBP’s resources are located along the Southwest border, from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California, and CBP canine teams are also strategically assigned to other ports of entry around the country, and located at pre-clearance stations abroad.
(Every day, the CBP strives to make an impact, no matter how great, or how small. CBP Officers employ state-of-the-art tools and technology to make an impact on their community. Courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and YouTube.)
The CBP was also recognized in the 2019, 2018, and 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Programs, respectively.
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now entering its Seventh Year, recognizes industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
American Security Today’s Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards is the preeminent U.S. Homeland Security Awards Program, and now in its Seventh Year, recognizes industry leaders of Physical and Border Security, Cybersecurity, Emergency Preparedness – Management and Response, Law Enforcement, First Responders, as well as federal, state and municipal government agencies in the acknowledgment of their outstanding efforts to Keep our Nation Secure.
Homeland Security remains at the forefront of our national conversation as we experience an immigration crisis along our southern border, and crime rates that are dramatically higher than before the Pandemic across the United States.
These challenges have become a national priority with an influx of investments in innovative new technologies and systems.
The pinnacle of the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program is the Annual ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon, an exclusive, affordable, gourmet, full-course plated meal event, in the heart of New York City, held at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC East) since it’s inception in 2017.
And who better to address the aforementioned challenges, and initiatives to meet today’s threat landscape than Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane J. Sabatino of the Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the opening keynote speaker at the much-anticipated 2022 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon, on Wednesday, November 16th, 2022.
As the DEAC of the Office of Field Operations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Mrs. Sabatino leads more than 31,000 employees and oversees an annual operating budget of $6.5 billion.
(Hear a recent interview with Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane J. Sabatino held at Identity Week Europe on leveraging biometric comparison technology in U.S. air, maritime, and land border environments for the security of passengers, enhancing the customer experience and limiting the transmission of biological pathogens while respecting personal privacies and educating the public as the CBP further expands the implementation of biometrics to keep up with threats to the aviation and other border sectors. These new technological tools are there to automate administrative functions so that the most valuable component of the process, the officers, are able to focus on critical issues as they arise. Courtesy of evie kim sing and YouTube. Posted on Jul 13, 2022.)
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The United States forever changed on September 11th, 2001, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical need to protect our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
Our 2021 keynote speaker featured a moving and informative address from TSA Administrator and Vice-Admiral of the United States Coast Guard (Ret), David Pekoske; to our attendees who traveled from across the United States and abroad, on the strategic priorities of the 64,000-member TSA workforce in securing the transportation system, enabling safe, and in many cases, contactless travel.
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In 2021 over 200 distinguished guests representing Federal, State, and Local Governments, and Industry Leading Corporate Firms gathered from across North America, Europe, and the Middle East to be honored among their peers in their respective fields, which included:
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ISC East is the Northeast’s leading security & public safety event, hosted in collaboration with premier sponsor Security Industry Association (SIA) and in partnership with ASIS NYC.
Each year, in order to keep our communities safe and secure, security dealers, installers, integrators, and consultants, along with corporate, government, and law enforcement/first responder practitioners, convene in New York City to network, learn and evaluate the latest technologies and solutions from premier exhibiting brands.
This combination of one-on-one conversations with top innovators, high-quality special events, and cutting-edge education and training, make ISC East the most comprehensive East Coast event to guide the industry in getting back to business.
Taking place November 15-17 at the Javits Center in NYC (SIA Education@ISC: November 15-17 | Exhibit Hall: November 16-17), ISC East will be co-located with the Natural Disaster & Emergency Management Expo (NDEM EXPO), a comprehensive trade event and online resource dedicated to the preparation, response, and recovery of physical and human assets of public and private organizations, and the 33rd ASIS NYC Expo.
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