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DHS Budget – Public Rhetoric vs. Budget Reality

The rhetoric from DHS leadership about the overwhelming need for cybersecurity talent, as well as other stated priorities, does not match the reality of the DHS FY18 budget proposal.

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Manchester Attack – Venue Security Worked…Until It Didn’t

The terrorist attack in Manchester is a reminder that even as venue owners and operators tighten event security, there remain soft targets immediately outside the security perimeter.

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CBP Airport Wait Times Improve, Better Measurement Needed at Land Borders

A recent GAO report shows CBP is successfully decreasing wait times at airports, but when it comes to land and sea ports, more work remains.

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Petitions for Rulemaking in a Deregulatory Environment

Under the new administration, the private sector should turn to petitions for rulemaking to help guide how regulations are structured and implemented.

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Border Wall Impact on Drug Flows Could Deliver National Cost Savings

A southern border wall could be cost-beneficial if it limits narcotics trafficking and reduces the number of drug overdose fatalities, but it is worth considering regulatory alternatives, as well as whether the border wall will actually impact drug flows.

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The Kelly Doctrine – “I’ve Got Your Back”

In his first set of public remarks since becoming the nation’s fifth Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly declared a message loud and clear to the DHS workforce: "I've got your back."

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U.S.-Mexico Border Wall Could Pay for Itself in Two Years

The proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall has received a lot of debate over its projected construction cost, but a simple analysis suggests the wall would actually be cost-beneficial.

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Kevin McAleenan – The Right Person to Lead U. S. Customs and Border Protection

Kevin McAleenan's nomination for CBP Commissioner is the right choice for a challenging leadership role. I know this from personal experience.

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Miami Airport CBP Wait Times Remain High

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is making progress in reducing wait times for processing international arrivals—but not at Miami International.

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DHS Releases RFPs for Border Wall Prototypes

The federal solicitation for the "Southwest Border Wall" is out, and the RFPs contain some surprises on timeline and transparency.

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