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*** Customs and Border Protection outlined its future-state technology goals in an Aug. 8 solicitation for vendors to modernize the agency's passenger vetting systems. CBP plans to integrate facial recognition into its suite of travel and passenger applications and develop more mobility tools to allow frontline officers to get out from behind glassed-in booths. CBP also is looking to expand self-service tools available to passengers online via mobile app or the web.

*** The Department of Agriculture agreed to extend the transition period for employees of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Economic Research Service who are sticking with the agencies as they relocate from UDSA's Washington, D.C. headquarters to the Kansas City region. The American Federation of Government Employees announced the deal, which includes offering telework to employees planning to relocate through Dec. 30 and incentive payments to offset the loss of locality pay in making the move from DC.

"This is certainly a positive development that could encourage more employees to relocate, but it does not make up for all the anxiety and anguish that employees have been going through since this relocation was first announced," said J. David Cox Sr., national president of AFGE, in a statement.

Posted on Aug 12, 2019 at 2:38 AM


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