Customs, border bureau forges ahead on insourcing – GovExec

Insourcing might be slowing down at many federal agencies, but at the Homeland Security Department’s Customs and Border Protection bureau, the push to federalize private sector functions is picking up steam.

During a conference on Wednesday in Washington, Ken Ritchhart, deputy assistant commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology at CBP, said his unit planned to cut about 1,200 contractors and replace them with 1,000 new federal employees, according to media reports. The technology office employs more than 3,200 contractors.