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VADM James Winnefeld Nominated to Head NORTHCOM

Navy Vice Adm. James A. “Sandy” Winnefeld has been nominated by President Obama to become the next head of NORTHCOM and NORAD. His nomination must be approved by the Senate and, if confirmed, will result in a promotion to full admiral. NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) is a joint …

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Advice from Aneesh Chopra, Federal CTO

Some may be familiar with Aneesh Chopra for his role as the first ever Federal Technology Officer. Some may know him from his role at the state level, as Virginia’s Secretary of Technology. Others may recognize him for the recent launch of the Open Government Directive to make government more …

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2010 Defense Budget Signed

President Barack Obama signed the 2010 Defense Budget into law on December 19th. The 2010 defense budget is for $663.8 billion. The break down of the budget is as follows: $533.8 billion in discretionary budget authority (to fund base defense programs) and $130 billion will go towards supporting overseas operations. …

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New Cyber Czar

President Barack Obama has selected Howard A. Schmidt to be the national cyber security coordinator. He will be responsible for organizing and managing the country’s digital networks that have become increasingly vulnerable with a growing number of threats. Schmidt is an experienced computer security executive. He has several ties in …

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First Ever SAVE Award Presented

Yesterday, Monday December 21st, 2009, the first ever SAVE Award was presented to Nancy of Grand Valley, Colorado by President Obama. The SAVE (Securing Americans Value and Efficiency) Award was apart of a contest of federal employees who were asked to come up with different ideas for the improvement of …

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