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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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HHS Provides $390.5 Million for Hospital Preparedness

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be providing grants totaling up to $390.5 million to all states, territories and metro areas in an effort to strengthen the nation’s medical surge capabilities following an emergency. The funds are part of the HHS’ Hospital Preparedness Program. They are given …

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Acquisition of Narus is a Step Forward, Says Boeing’s Roger Krone

Boeing announced yesterday it will add to its Network & Space Systems business with the recent acquisition of Narus, a software provider, to help guard against large Internet protocol attacks. According to a Boeing press release, the acquisition of the Sunnyvale, Calif., company follows a successful relationship between the two …

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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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FCC’s Mignon Clyburn Gets New Chief of Staff

Following FCC’s recent appointment of Rick Kaplan as chief counsel and senior legal adviser, Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn announced Angela Kronenberg will take on Kaplan’s duties as chief of staff. Kronenberg was formerly Clyburn’s wireline legal adviser on media and consumer issues and provided advice to the commissioner on …

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Obama Appoints New NASA Head of Public Affairs

President Barack Obama appointed David Weaver, Rep. Christopher Van Hollen’s chief of staff, as the new chief spokesman for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Weaver will assume his post July 19 and will manage NASA’s communications and strategic press operations for the agency’s 10 research and flight centers in …

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FCC Appoints Rick Kaplan as New Chief Counsel

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski announced yesterday Rick Kaplan will replace Bruce Gottlieb as chief counsel and senior legal adviser at the end of July. Kaplan will assume the responsibility for policy coordination among the FCC bureaus and offices. “Rick brings a wealth of experience and achievement to the …

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TSA Looks to the Cloud

The Transportation Security Administration may soon be dealing with a different type of cloud than they are used to. Chief Information Officer for TSA Emma Garrison Alexander recently spoke with Federal News Radio about the future of the agency’s utilization of cloud computing and how it plans to move forward …

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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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