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Sebelius, Holder Kick off Healthcare Fraud Preventation Summit

Attorney General Eric Holder and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius last week kicked off the first in a series of regional healthcare fraud prevention summits in Miami, Fla. The summit brought together federal, state and local partners, beneficiaries, providers and other interested parties to talk about …

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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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DoD to Award $227 Million in Research Grants to Academic Institutions

The Department of Defense last week announced plans to award $227 million over a five-year-period to 32 academic institutions to conduct multidisciplinary basic research. Awards are subject to the successful completion of negotiations between the academic institutions and DoD research offices that will make the awards: the Army Research Office, …

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Commerce, NIST Complete Effort to Boost Cybersecurity

The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and National Institute of Standards and Technology last Friday announced completion of an initiative with ICANN and VeriSign to strengthen cybersecurity. The announcement marks full deployment of a security technology–Domain Name System Security Extensions–at the Internet’s authoritative root zone (i.e. the …

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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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Commerce Secretary Gary Locke: Cybersecurity ultimately is built on confidence

Collaborating with colleagues throughout government and industry, the Department of Commerce is making significant progress in helping securing the Internet, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke said. Locke, who among other top officials attended a cybersecurity briefing held Wednesday at the White House, said while government cannot engineer precise technology solutions, it …

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DHS Names Cybersecurity Contest Winners

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, along with President Barack Obama, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt, recognized the winners of the National Cybersecurity Awareness Challenge Wednesday at a conference at the White House. The contest was held to coordinate the government’s cybersecurity efforts …

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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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Congress Passes Financial Reform Bill

The largest financial regulation overhaul in generations made its way through Congress yesterday after Senate approved it and sent it to the desk of President Barack Obama. After almost a year of debating over its new rules, the bill passed with a vote of 60-39 vote and proves to be …

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