For AAEI’s Member of the Week, the Association welcomes NU Borders LLC to the AAEI family. NU Borders LLC, the parent company for the Business Intelligence for Trade Enforcement (BITE) platform.

Thariq Kara founded NU Borders in November 2015 alongside Tim Gildea, COO at NU Borders. Together, they have built the company into a successful software engineering, data science, and consulting company focused on trade compliance and national security. Customers include the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Justice and large companies supporting the defense/homeland/justice space.

Prior to founding NU Borders, Thariq was the Chief Data Architect at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). He ran the Data Architecture arm at ICE Office of the Chief Information Officer, with oversight over all IT systems in a $400 million portfolio and helped set up ICE’s first Data Management Office.
Thariq has been the Chief Architect of the BITE platform, using his experience in the software engineering and data science world to design and help build a flagship tool for the trade community. 

Welcome to AAEI, Thariq!

Thariq and his team will present a demo of their BITE platform at next week’s Forced Labor Prevention Task Force meeting on Thursday, December 18th at 1:30 p.m. EST. Task Force meetings are open to members in good standing. To get involved, please contact Government Affairs Manager Mitchell Hart.