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2010 Defense Budget Signed

President Barack Obama signed the 2010 Defense Budget into law on December 19th. The 2010 defense budget is for $663.8 billion. The break down of the budget is as follows: $533.8 billion in discretionary budget authority (to fund base defense programs) and $130 billion will go towards supporting overseas operations. …

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New Cyber Czar

President Barack Obama has selected Howard A. Schmidt to be the national cyber security coordinator. He will be responsible for organizing and managing the country’s digital networks that have become increasingly vulnerable with a growing number of threats. Schmidt is an experienced computer security executive. He has several ties in …

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US and Pakistan: Is Partnership Possible?

“We lost the chance to influence an entire generation of officers,” says a US official at the embassy in Pakistan. This lamentation points to a critical need during the present counterinsurgency, namely enhanced cooperation with Pakistan. As the US ramps up its efforts in Afghanistan, with the recently announced surge …

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DHS Opens Cyber Job Fair

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security launched a cyber job fair on December 11th, 2009. This virtual job fair was opened in order to recruit more cybersecurity experts. And what better place to find them then online? This launch also is consistent with the Department of Homeland Security’s plans to …

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