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US, Europe Must Take ‘Collaborative Global Action’ to Fight Terrorism

Meeting with European counterparts as part of the U.S.-European Union Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Troika meeting, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said there needs to be a transatlantic collaborative action to increase information sharing and strengthen security measures to counter terrorists who threaten all nations. “We must …

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Gates Urges Funding for Special Operations

Defense Secretary Robert Gates talked budget issues at the Naval Academy during a Forrestal Lecture series last night, April 7, 2010. He stressed the importance of getting special operations funding, which has been one of his priorities since he first took office. “I didn’t know where to go in the …

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Napolitano to Discuss Global Aviation Security in Nigeria

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will travel to Abuja, Nigeria, to meet with her African counterparts and officials from the International Civil Aviation Organization to discuss ways to enhance global aviation security, Homeland Security Press Secretary Clark Stevens announced yesterday. At the invitation of the Nigerian government, Napolitano …

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Obama Appoints Bersin to CBP Commissioner

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s 57,000 employees have a new Commissioner, Alan Bersin. Bersin was recently appointed by President Obama to oversee the operation of CBP, which has a budget of more than $11 million. The new Commissioner said, “I believe CBP’s strength is based on the diligence, dedication, …

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DoD Senior Executive Service Appointment & Reassignment

Robert Gates, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, announced yesterday April 6, 2010, one appointment and one reassignment in the Department of Defense Senior Executive Service. Linda Allen was appointed to the Senior Executive Service. Allen was assigned as Director of the Acquisition and Procurement Office for the Washington D.C headquarters. …

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Napolitano to Visit Spain to Discuss Terrorism, Transnational Crime

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano will travel to Madrid, Spain to attend the U.S.-European Union Justice and Home Affairs Ministerial Troika meeting, where she will discuss international cooperation to protect against terrorism and transnational crime, Press Secretary Clark Stevens announced yesterday. Napolitano will assess progress made on the joint …

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Gates Revamps Policy for Pentagon Mentors

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced last week the revamping of the Pentagon mentor program, which will prohibit senior mentors from divulging nonpublic information to outside entities, or representing another party before any part of the federal government on issues in which they participated personally while serving in their …

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Navy to Tweak Social Media Policy

Following the Department of Defense-wide social-media policy issued in February for the Navy and Marine Corps, the Navy has begun taking steps toward tweaking its own policy regarding responsible and effective Internet use. In a March 26 blog post, Navy Department Chief Information Officer Rob Carey said his team, in …

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Restricted BlackBerry Use for Airmen

Starting this month, Air Force officials won’t be able to use their BlackBerry devices to send text messages with photos or videos attached, or download new applications. These Department of Defense-directed changes will be overseen by security specialists in 24th Air Force, which is the operational warfighting organization responsible for defending …

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New Pentagon CIO

Teresa Takai will be the new Pentagon CIO. President Obama announced his intent to nominate Teresa Takai as CIO of the Pentagon on March 29, 2010. Takai will be leaving her post as CIO of California to take on this new role. Prior to her position as CIO of California …

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