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NSA to Launch New Cybersecurity Program

The National Security Agency revealed yesterday its plan to unveil a national cybersecurity program called “Perfect Citizen” to asses vulnerabilities and secure critical infrastructures. The surveillance platform plans to detect cyber threats in private companies and federal agencies through a set of sensors placed into networks that alert suspicious activity. …

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TSA Funds Enhance Security and Create Jobs

In an effort to strengthen the Transportation Security Administration’s security efforts and employment opportunities, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced yesterday approximately $56 million of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds will be allocated to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Orlando International Airport and St. Louis International …

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Richard DesLauriers to Lead FBI’s Boston Office

Richard DesLauriers, who serves as deputy assistant director of the counterintelligence division at FBI Headquarters, has been tapped to lead the agency’s Boston office. The Massachusetts native joined the FBI in January 1987. After completing training at the FBI Academy, DesLauriers was assigned to the Birmingham division, where he worked …

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Napolitano Announces Enhancement to ‘See Something, Say Something’ Campaign

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced last week the launch of the beginning phase of the nationwide “See Something, Say Something” campaign, an initiative to raise public awareness of suspicious activity signs in public transportation. The newest addition to the campaign is the recently announced national information-sharing partnership …

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Gen. Gary Patton Discusses Afghan Army’s Development

The latest status of the Afghan army’s development was explained during a recent address by Army Brig. Gen. Gary Patton during a Department of Defense bloggers conference. According to Patton, the Afghan forces have seen significant growth in the past few months as efforts to increase numbers, develop leaders and …

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NSF Gets New Chief Technology Officer

Dr. José Muñoz, acting director of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure, has been named the new chief technology officer. “We want to thank Dr. Muñoz for the leadership and direction he provided to the Office of Cyberinfrastructure,” OCI said in an announcement. “We are especially grateful to him …

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Petraeus Begins Confirmation Process at Senate Hearing

The newly appointed U.S. Commander in Afghanistan Gen. David Petraeus appeared yesterday before the Senate Armed Services Committee and gave his remarks on the situation in Afghanistan. The testimony was part of the confirmation process for the general after he was nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Stanley McChrystal …

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Obama: Afghanistan Crucial to National Interests

During a break in the G-20 Summit yesterday, President Barack Obama called Afghanistan a remaining crucial situation to national interests. “I think that we’re going to need to provide assistance to Afghanistan for a long time to come,” he commented, explaining the “very poor country” will continue to need help …

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TSA Names Philip Burdette Federal Security Director for BWI

The Transportation Security Administration announced yesterday Philip Burdette has been named federal security director for Baltimore Washington International/Thurgood Marshall Airport. Burdette joined the department in 2003 and has held a number of critical security operations positions, including assistant special agent in charge, senior adviser to the security operations assistant administrator, …

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