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Napolitano Addresses Border-Protection Strategies in Montana

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday visited Montana to tour U.S. Customs and Border Protection operations and meet with state and local officials, law-enforcement personnel and private-sector stakeholders regarding DHS’ efforts to secure the Northern border. “We have made critical security enhancements along our Northern border, investing in …

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Federal Network Security Launches Revamped Web Resource for Partners

As part of the recently held GFIRST conference, the National Cyber Security Division’s Federal Network Security branch is launching an enhanced online resource for its partners. The new web pages on DHS.gov explain FNS’ authorities for building and executing a comprehensive approach to decreasing cybersecurity risks to Federal Executive Branch …

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FCC Chief Stresses His Support for Net Neutrality

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski renewed his support for net neutrality during a broadband forum Tuesday at the University of Minnesota, according to Star Tribune. With the endorsement of several Internet advocacy groups, Genachowski has backed net neutrality as a way to prevent the telephone and cable TV firms …

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O’Malley Announces State Grants Available for Maryland Bio Companies

Governor Martin O’Malley announced yesterday the availability of state grants to assist in commercializing promising research, encouraging bio companies to work with academia, and expanding biotechnology resources. The governor also announced that seven Maryland bio companies and universities received $1.3 million in FY 2010 grants, which was the first year …

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Education Department’s Acquisition Regulations Get a Makeover

The Department of Education is reviewing its purchasing regulations, which have not been updated in 23 years, according to a new notice in yesterday’s Federal Register. The Department of Education Acquisition Regulation was last updated in 1987, and in the years since, the Federal Acquisition Regulation has changed significantly. These …

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