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David Gompert: ‘Commitment to keeping America safe will remain steadfast, whether they are reflected in the day’s news or not’

Following the first installment of a two-year investigative report published today by the Washington Post, Acting Director of National Intelligence David C. Gompert released a statement that declared that the reports do not accurately depict the Intelligence Community. The report, titled “Top Secret America”, investigated the growth of U.S.  intelligence …

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Gates Arrives in South Korea to Plan Alliance Objectives

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates recently arrived in South Korea to meet with officials to lay out future objectives in strengthening the alliance between the two nations. Joined by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, Gates will begin the first “2-plus-2 Talks” and will outline a series of military exercises …

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TSA Administrator John S. Pistole Outlines Goal

As the new administrator for the Transportation Security Administration, John S. Pistole last week began his tenure with the agency by announcing his top goals and priorities, including improving counterterrorism efforts, supporting the TSA workforce and boosting relationships with stakeholders and travelers. “Achieving these priorities will take time, energy and …

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Cyber Attack Attribution Important to Cybersecurity, Says Committee

The Committee on Science and Technology’s Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation held a hearing yesterday to discuss cyber attack attribution technology and its importance in reducing the impact of network attacks and intrusions. During the hearing, the committee looked into future research and development necessities and began to decide who …

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Napolitano Announces Billion-Dollar Preparedness Grants

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano yesterday announced more than $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2010 Federal Emergency Management Agency preparedness grants to help states, urban areas, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations boost their protection, prevention, response and recovery capabilities for risks associated with potential terrorist attacks and other …

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TSA Stays Ahead of Technology Curve with New Security Technologies

While the rate of advancing technology has resulted in countless benefits for U.S. intelligence, it has also resulted in more sophisticated and dangerous threats to national safety. In order to keep up with these evolving threats, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has instituted new and innovative technologies in airports across …

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Armed Forces Report Recruiting Successes for June

The active-duty services reported recruiting successes for June, a traditionally active month for recruiting, defense officials said yesterday. As a majority of recruits are recent high school graduates, the busiest recruiting months typically are May through September, said Cynthia Smith, a DoD spokeswoman. The Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine …

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Keynote Speakers Lineup Announced for HSNI 2010 Conference

Homeland Security for Networked Industries has recently announced their keynote speakers lineup for the 2010 conference in Washington, D.C. that will take place September 20-21. The conference, which focuses on the topic of securing our nation’s critical infrastructure industry networks, is being held to initiate dialogue between industries and government …

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Gates Recommends Mattis as Commander of U.S. Central Command

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced yesterday his recommendation for Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis as next commander of U.S. Central Command. Mattis is currently commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command and, if confirmed, will succeed Army Gen. David H. Patraeus, who is now commander of U.S. and NATO …

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