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DARPA Taps Young Researchers for Innovation in DoD-Related Areas

To fuel game-changing ideas and generate excitement for the unique challenges Department of Defense encounters now and in the future, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has selected 33 researchers at 24 U.S. universities to participate in DARPA’s Young Faculty Award program. The YFA program combines funding and mentoring, with …

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Napolitano Gives Nod to Obama’s Pick to Lead DHS’ Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano last Wednesday applauded President Barack Obama’s intent to appoint Warren Stern as director of the department’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. “The men and women of DNDO play a critical role in strengthening America’s security,” Napolitano said. “Warren’s nuclear security and safety expertise will …

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Senate Confirms Mattis as Head of Central Command

Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday as new commander of U.S. Central Command. Mattis was recommended by Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and will succeed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is now commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. His most …

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McKinley Highlights National Guard’s Contribution

Chief of the National Guard Bureau Air Force Gen. Craig R. McKinley released yesterday a report titled “The National Guard: A Great Value for America” in response to Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates’ effort to find efficiencies throughout the services. The report highlighted ways the National Guard contributes to Gates’ …

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Clapper Confirmed as Director of National Intelligence

Presidental nominee James R. Clapper was unanimously confirmed by the Senate yesterday to become the next director of national intelligence. Clapper, a retired Air Force lieutenant general who most recently served as director of military intelligence and as undersecretary of defense for intelligence, will take over for Dennis C. Blair …

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Defense Review Panel Addresses Roles in Federal Cyberspace

The legislatively mandated Quadrennial Defense Review Independent Panel addressed the much debated issue of authority over cybersecurity in the federal space in the report released last week to the Department of Defense. In the report, the panel expressed concern over the lack of structure in combating potential cyber attacks. While …

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DISA Hosts Industry Forum with Industry Partners

The Defense Information Systems Agency last week held its first combined Customer and Industry Forum at National Defense University on Fort Lesley J. McNair in Washington, D.C., bringing together the previously separate Forecast to Industry day with key elements of the Customer Partnership Conference, which was canceled in May due …

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DHS Announces Community-Based Law Enforcement Efforts

Department of Homeland Security yesterday announced a series of initiatives to support state and local law enforcement and community groups across America in identifying and diminishing threats to their communities and expanded DHS’ “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign to the Washington, D.C., area in connection with the annual …

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TSA Reaches 100 Percent Mark for Cargo Screening

The Transportation Security Administration announced yesterday the airline industry has reached a milestone in passenger security – the screening of 100 percent of air cargo on domestic passenger aircraft. To fulfill this key requirement of the 9/11 Act, TSA worked closely with the cargo and aviation industries to achieve this …

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Gen. Petreaus Releases New Counterinsurgency Guidance for Afghanistan

To successfully conduct counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan, the United States should “learn and adapt,” Army Gen. David Petraeus said last week. Petraeus, who serves as the current commander of the U.S.  Central Command, last Thursday released new guidelines on conducting counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan, which included earning the trust of …

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