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DoD’s Flournoy on War and Peace

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy, in a keynote at Harvard’s Kennedy Forum last week, called for patience from the public on the ongoing efforts in Afghanistan and beseeched the Harvard students in attendance to consider military service. “Women on War and Peace” brought together Flournoy, the third-ranking Defense …

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DHS 24-hour Cyber Warning Center Goes Live

The Department of Homeland Security launched a new 24-hour watch and warning center focused on combating the increasingly 24/7 cybersecurity threat. DHS Deputy Assistant Secretary Michael Brown joined White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt and representatives of the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center on Nov. 18 to launch the …

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Gates Wants ‘Better Protections for both .Gov and .Com’

Speaking at a meeting of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said the recent partnership between the Department of Homeland Security, a civilian agency, and the Defense Department’s National Security Agency would lead to better Internet security. Gates said his hope is that the partnership, …

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If You See Something, REALLY Say Something…Oh, BTW, Happy Holidays

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Transportation Security Agency Administrator John Pistole announced their agencies would help expand the “If You See Something, Say Something,” public awareness campaign for the holiday season. The expanded efforts come as the transportation systems prepare for an influx of travelers for the …

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Information Sharing Environment Fills out Staff with E-Gov Expert

A new hire at the Information Sharing Environment, tasked with increasing national security information sharing, is help to fill out the relatively new agency. Mike Howell will join the Information Sharing Environment as the agency’s deputy program manager, Federal News Radio reports. Howell, who will leave his current position working …

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Observers Predict Further Changes as Clapper Takes New Budget Role

Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper’s move to assert more authority over the intelligence budget has some observers predicting more changes down the road. Clapper described a few weeks ago a “conceptual agreement” he had reached with Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates to move the intelligence budget, which had …

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