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US Customs expands passenger and cargo targeting

US Customs expands passenger and cargo targeting

WASHINGTON: CT Strategies is pleased to announce the addition of two accomplished Senior Advisors who join the team with distinguished records of public service in U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dr. Gerald Dewey and Mr. Eugenio “Gene” Garza Jr. bring decades of combined experience and expertise in passenger and cargo targeting, as well as land border management and international trade logistics. This addition will further enhance CT Strategies’ capabilities to fulfill the security and integrated supply chain needs of its public and private sector clients.

“Dr. Dewey and Mr. Garza bring unparalleled insight on risk-based targeting and land border operations,” said Allen Gina, CT Strategies Co-Founder, “It is a privilege to work with these dedicated individuals again.”

Dr. Gerald Dewey, a former CBP and DHS official and recognized authority in the field of passenger and cargo targeting and analysis, joins CT Strategies to benefit clients seeking expertise in the application of technology and data analytics in the field of border management. While at CBP, he served in a range of management positions including Director of Advanced Analytics, Acting Director of Data Management, and Director of Passenger Targeting.  Additionally, Dr. Dewey served as the DHS Liaison Officer to the Joint Office of Program Management-Ministry of Interior (OPM-MOI) for the DHS Office of International Affairs in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where he coordinated engagements involving infrastructure protection, cybercrimes, passenger and cargo targeting, physical security, and air marshal service.

Gene Garza joins CT Strategies as a Senior Advisor, bringing 42 years of experience in the federal government.  As the former Director of Field Operations for the Laredo, Texas Field Office for CBP, he managed eight ports of entry and more than 2,600 employees. While serving as the Port Director of the Laredo Port of Entry, the largest inland port along the U.S.-Mexico border, he oversaw the facilitation of 40% of all trade between the U.S. and Mexico, including approximately 50% of all southwest border rail trade.  In this position, Mr. Garza successfully implemented public-private partnership programs and led the implementation of the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) system that conducts electronic transmission of all cargo data within the port. Mr. Garza has held numerous other positions within CBP, including acting Director for the National Canine Program’s Anti-Smuggling Division and Supervisory Customs Inspector at the Eagle Pass, Texas Port of Entry.