GovExec.com reports that the Customs bureau may seek private sector help. I read this with a dirty mind, especially in the context of the unauthorized spy equipment found in the Customs area of the Guam airport. This looks to me like another great opportunity to compromise security in the name of security.
Customs and Border Protection only has 80 inspectors to validate the security plans for about 10,000 companies that have applied to be part of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program, Jayson Ahern, the agency's assistant commissioner of field operations, told the House Homeland Security Economic Security Subcommittee at a hearing.
He said the agency plans to hire 40 more inspectors within the next 45 days, but is "not where we need to be."
For the first time, the agency is considering hiring private companies to validate the security plans of some companies that primarily work out of countries with a low risk of terrorism activity, Ahern said.
An opportunity like this does not come along every day! Big earning potential for the right company! Get your foot in the door as a customs contractor!