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DoD Backs up New Treaty Meant to Strengthen Stability

The Department of Defense stands behind the new Strategic Arms Control and National Security Treaty, which strengthens strategic stability, allows the country to revamp its strategic delivery systems and protects its flexibility to deploy important nuclear and non-nuclear capabilities, a senior defense official told Congress on Monday. The treaty is …

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US Navy CIO Robert Carey to Leave by Summer’s End

The Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Navy, Robert Carey, has announced that he will be moving to another position within the department at the request of Navy Undersecretary Robert Work. It is planned that he will remain CIO until the end of the Summer. The CIO’s new position remains …

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Napolitano Announces Final Standards for PS-Prep Plan

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the final standards of the Voluntary Private Sector Preparedness Accreditation and Certification Program have been adopted after a series of regional public meetings and the incorporation of public comments. PS-Prep is a collaboration of the DHS and private sector and is a …

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Flournoy and Petraeus Explain U.S. Progress During Senate Hearing

During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, head of Central Command Gen. David Petraeus and Undersecretary of Defense Michele Flournoy declared a message of slow, but progressive, military success in Afghanistan, despite aggressive questioning from Senate members. Flournoy addressed the evidence of progress in the U.S. Afghan efforts. She said: …

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Interagency Collaboration Critical to National Security

Interagency collaboration between federal agencies is key to dealing with the challenges the U.S. government faces when it comes to national security; however, success will also require leadership commitment, solid plans with clear priorities, and measurable goals, said John H. Pendleton, director of defense capabilities and management at the Government …

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Lynn: Cyber Attack Would Affect U.S., Canadian Links

Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III met with Canadian National Security Advisor Marie-Lucie Morin to discuss cooperation efforts for a cyber defense strategy between the two nations at a meeting in Ottowa, Canada. As threat levels of cyber attacks continue to climb, Lynn feels that a U.S. cyber defense collaboration …

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CIA Appoints Gerald P. Hamilton to Lead Diversity Programs

CIA Director Leon E. Panetta has appointed Gerald P. Hamilton, a senior officer in the National Clandestine Service, to lead the agency’s diversity programs, including its public outreach efforts. Hamilton will head the new Employee Resource Center, which was created to combine, focus and increase the capabilities of existing offices …

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