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Obama Officially Nominates Panetta, Petraeus to New Posts

President Barack Obama has sent the nominations of CIA Director Leon Panetta to be defense secretary and Army Gen. David Petraeus to fill Panetta’s post at CIA to the Senate for confirmation, the Defense Department reports. Obama first announced the national security personnel shakeup April 28. Defense Secretary Robert M. …

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Report: Agencies Looking Inward for Efficiencies

In the search to squeeze more savings out of the federal government, agencies are increasingly looking inward. But are they successful in the search for efficiencies? A new report by MeriTalk, the government-IT network, and software provider SAS details the responses of 150 federal officials — financial, operational and performance …

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CTC Director Leiter Appoints Principal Deputy Director

CTC Director Michael E. Leiter, Photo: dni.gov Michael E. Leiter, the National Counterterrorism Center director, announced this week he has appointed a new principal deputy director for the center, the intelligence community agency responsible for domestic and international counterterrorism efforts. Andrew M. Liepman, who previously served as the center’s directorate …

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DHS Cyber Workforce to Get Boost

Fresh off a proposed White House cybersecurity plan that would give Department of Homeland officials authority over federal civilian networks, DHS announced it will ramp up its cyber workforce, according to a Federal Times report. The department plans to beef up its cyber personnel from 260 to 400 workers, by …

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