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Napolitano Remarks on Groundbreaking Collaboration Between US, Mexico

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Mexican Interior Secretary Fernando Gómez-Mont yesterday delivered remarks on the ongoing and groundbreaking ways the United States and Mexico are working together to make the Southwest border region more secure and prosperous. Napolitano said that over the last 15 months, the two …

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Adm. Mullen Releases Social-Media Strategy

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen has released his social-media strategy, which details goals of increasing interaction with Twitter and Facebook followers and identifying new social-media platforms to use. Mullen started using Twitter in April 2009 and has since opened accounts at Facebook, YouTube, iTunes and …

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FBI Warns Public about Oil-Spill Scammers

Whenever there is a natural disaster, there is a criminal waiting for the opportunity to cash in. The FBI yesterday announced that an existing fraud tip line is now accepting information from the public about suspected fraud associated with the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. As seen with Hurricane Katrina …

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DISA Official John J. Garing Retires

John J. Garing, director of strategic planning and information at Defense Information Systems Agency, announced April 30 his plans to retire from the agency, according to Washington Technology. Garing made the announcement during an internal staff meeting; however, further details have not been released. Washington Technology reports that according to …

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EHR Systems Not a Money Saver for Hospital, Says Study

A new report suggests that while the use of electronic health records systems may lead to lower mortality rates for certain conditions, the new technology does not save hospitals money or reduce patient complications, according to the Arizona Republic. Researchers at the Arizona State University’s W.P. Carey School of Business …

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Navy, Marines Need Flexible People, Says Secretary Gates

Speaking yesterday at the Navy League’s annual Sea-Air-Space Convention at the Gaylord Convention Center in Maryland, Department of Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said sailors and Marines must have morals, physical courage and integrity, and they must think “creatively and boldly.” “They must have the vision and insight to see …

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New Complications for SBA Regulations

Last week, President Obama signed an executive order requiring Federal CIO Vivek Kundra and Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra to create a website to track agency progress in meeting goals for small business opportunities.  The order also authorized the creation of a task force to increase the effectiveness of small-business set-asides. …

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US Declassifies Nuclear Stockpile Info to Promote Transparency

In an effort to promote transparency and help stem nuclear proliferation, the United States released newly declassified details about its nuclear stockpile yesterday, including progress made in dismantling warheads. According to a senior defense official who spoke to reporters yesterday, the nation had 5,113 warheads in its nuclear weapons stockpile …

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DoD Unveils Pentagon Corridor Dedicated to NORAD

The Department of Defense last week unveiled a hallway in the Pentagon dedicated to the foundation of the U.S.-Canadian defense relationship: the North American Aerospace Defense Command. For more than half a century, this bilateral command has been responsible for keeping the airspace over the two countries and the waters …

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