2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Kevin McAleenan

Name: Kevin McAleenan
Title: Acting Commissioner
Agency: Customs and Border Protection

Putting CBP on the cutting edge. McAleenan made sure CBP was at the front of the line to partner with DHS' Science and Technology Directorate and use other transaction authorities to buy new technology in more efficient ways. Less than a year into that effort, CBP now has 12 startups on contract innovating in a range of areas, including protecting canines that work in 120-degree heat, small-drone radar concepts and big-data analytics that can better spot violators of intellectual property rights. "It's pretty exciting to be on the cutting edge in a much more efficient way," he said.

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