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Cyber Czar Howard Schmidt: We Must Practice Public-Private Partnerships

At last Thursday’s AFCEA Cybersecurity Symposium held in Washington, D.C., White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt delivered a keynote speech emphasizing a strategy of deterrence to fight cyber criminals and the need to educate Americans on how to safely operate in cyberspace. Schmidt, who made a rare public appearance as …

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Results are in: FCC ‘Most Improved’ Government Agency

According to results from a government-wide survey released Monday, the Office of Management and Budget has named the Federal Communications Commission the “most improved” government agency this year. The 2010 OPM Viewpoint Employee Satisfaction Survey is an annual online survey led by the OMB to gauge job satisfaction and motivation …

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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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Obama Promises Better, Expanded Care for Veterans

Calling veteran care the nation’s “solemn responsibility,” President Barack Obama last week said the Department of Veterans Affairs will start making it easier for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder to get the benefits and treatment they need. In his weekly address, Obama on Saturday highlighted veterans care and what the …

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Three Maryland Colleges Recognized for Preparing Students for Cyber Careers

Three two-year colleges in Maryland were among the first community colleges in the country to be named National Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance last month by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. Anne Arundel Community College, Hagerstown Community College and Prince Georges Community College …

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FBI Names New Deputy Director

FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Timothy P. Murphy the new deputy director, a role in which he will be succeeding John S. Pistole who left the agency to service as administrator of the Transportation Security Administration. Murphy has served as associate deputy director since January 2008, overseeing …

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