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AFCEA Bethesda Chapter Breakfast January 21st

On Thursday, January 21st, the AFCEA Bethesda is holding a chapter breakfast series on federal web 2.0. The event will focus on enterprise adoption and their 2010 outlook. Guest speakers include Andy Blumenthal, CTO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Robert Carey, CIO of the Department of …

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White House Receives Report Card

The White House received a report card from key government reform groups with straight A’s. Yesterday, January 11th, 2010, the White House Office of Media Affairs held a conference call to discuss how these reform groups are approving the Obama administration’s efforts toward reforming government to become more accessible, collaborative, …

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TSA Expands Body-Scanning Technology

TSA hopes to increase the use of body-scanning technology in airport security lines. This new technology will be put into place in order to avoid potential terrorist attacks like the one on the plane headed to Detroit this past Christmas. As of now, there are 40 scanners in use. However, …

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FBI Cyber ‘Point Man’ Will Now Head D.C. Field Office

The FBI’s top cybersecurity official will now head the FBI’s DC field office, one of the most highly-profiled divisions of the FBI. The D.C. field office frequently examines members of Congress, foreign and domestic espionage, as well as international terrorism. A spokeswoman for the FBI D.C. field office, Katherine Schweit, …

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Chopra Speaks at Consumer Electronics Show

Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO, spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show is Las Vegas, Nevada this past week. His first speaking event was last Thursday morning at Consumer Electronics Show Government. He did a video broadcast with London Mayor Boris Johnson, who was announcing the launch of London’s data.gov. Another video …

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No Replacement Named for GSA’s Chief of Staff

Yesterday we reported that GSA’s Chief of Staff, Danielle Germain, had her last day in office. However, the reports that Cathy Kronopolus will be her replacement are not yet confirmed. According to Federal News Radio reports, Sahar Wali, the GSA’s deputy associate administrator for communications and marketing said, “Former Acting …

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Steven Kempf to Head Federal Acquisition Service

Yesterday, January 7th, 2010, the General Services Administration announced that Steven Kempf is the new deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service. Kempf will replace Tyree Varnado, who is retiring after working in the federal service for 35 years. Kempf is an experienced veteran of the Federal Acquisition Service; he …

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Secretary Gates to Stay Onboard for Another Year

According to CNN, Geoff Morrell, deputy assistant secretary of defense and Pentagon press secretary, “Secretary Gates met with the president just before Christmas and gave him a commitment to stay on the job for at least another year.” Gates served under President Bush and remained in office when the transition …

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Admiral Mullen Speaks at GWU

The chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, spoke to an audience at George Washington University yesterday, January 7th, about issues concerning national security. Due to recent instances of failed intelligence, Admiral Mullen was asked several questions concerning U.S. intelligence agencies and their efforts. The failed attempt, …

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